• (noun): A juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity.
    Synonyms: stripling, teenager
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on adolescent, adolescents:

Michigan State University Twin Registry - Adolescent Twin Study
... The MSUTR Adolescent Twin Study of Behavioral Adjustment and Development is a study of 206 same-sex male, 312 same-sex female, and 120 opposite-sex twins between the ages of ... teasing by peers, parent-adolescent relationships), and neurobiological (i.e ...
Personal Fable
... Adolescent egocentrism can be divided into two separate forms the imaginary audience and the personal fable ... The first relates to the adolescent living life believing he is constantly being watched and judged by others, and that others are as concerned with his appearance and behaviour as he ... The personal fable results in the adolescent perceiving himself as special and unique, believing no one can relate to his personal experiences ...
Child And Adolescent Psychiatry - Training
... In the United States, Child and adolescent psychiatric training requires 4 years of medical school, at least 3 years of approved residency training in medicine ... Child and adolescent sub-speciality training is similar in other Western countries (such as the UK, New Zealand, and Australia), in that trainees must generally demonstrate competency in general ...
Child And Adolescent Psychiatry - Clinical Practice - Diagnosis and Formulation
... The child and adolescent psychiatrist makes a diagnosis based on the pattern of behavior and emotional symptoms, using a standardized set of diagnostic criteria such as the Diagnostic and ... A case formulation is standard practice for child and adolescent psychiatrists and can be defined as a process of integrating and summarizing all the relevant factors implicated in the development of ... The child and adolescent psychiatrist then designs a treatment plan which considers all the components and discusses these recommendations with the child or adolescent ...
Canadian Association For Adolescent Health
... The Canadian Association for Adolescent Health (also known in French as l'Association Canadienne pour la Santé des Adolescents) is a multidisciplinary, non-profit advocacy ... a journal and sponsors conferences for the purpose of setting standards in adolescent healthcare across Canada ...

More definitions of "adolescent":

  • (adj): Relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent.
    Example: "Adolescent problems"
  • (adj): Displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity.
    Example: "Adolescent insecurity"
    Synonyms: jejune, juvenile, puerile
  • (adj): In the state of development between puberty and maturity.
    Example: "Adolescent boys and girls"

Famous quotes containing the word adolescent:

    Go to the adolescent who are smothered in family—
    Oh how hideous it is
    To see three generations of one house gathered together!
    It is like an old tree with shoots,
    And with some branches rotted and falling.
    Ezra Pound (1885–1972)

    The adolescent does not develop her identity and individuality by moving outside her family. She is not triggered by some magic unconscious dynamic whereby she rejects her family in favour of her peers or of a larger society.... She continues to develop in relation to her parents. Her mother continues to have more influence over her than either her father or her friends.
    Terri Apter (20th century)

    Let your child be the teenager he or she wants to be, not the adolescent you were or wish you had been.
    Laurence Steinberg (20th century)