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CONTINUING EDUCATION SERIES NO: 41
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 148-163

Adolescence: An overview of health problems


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric Nursing, College of Nursing, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Professor & Head, Department of Pediatric Nursing, College of Nursing, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Ms. Esther Kanthi
Department of Paediatric Nursing, College of Nursing, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 002, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijcn.ijcn_110_21

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Adolescents are individuals in the age group of 10–19 years. There are about 1.2 billion adolescents worldwide of which 356 million live in India. Adolescence is a period of transition from childhood to adulthood and involves development and growth in multiple organ systems. MRI studies have revealed that the prefrontal cortex that is responsible for reasoning, regions that process motivation and support higher levels of integration is still maturing during adolescence, and the regions that support emotional and social processing continue to develop even beyond 30 years of age. It is also a time when behaviours that affect present and future health begin. This article reviews the major adolescent physical health problems such as obesity, nutritional deficiencies, pubertal disorders, teen pregnancy, sexual abuse and road traffic accidents and highlights the nursing care of these health problems.


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