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Physical and Emotional Health of Youth


by I. Ronald Shenker & Mollie Schildkrout — 1975

That adolescence is the healthiest period of life is a universal truism, but this in no way negates the fact that it is also a period of life characterized by enormous physical and emotional upheavals associated with unique developmental and maturational problems. Any alteration in the normal, smooth progression of development may be responsible for a variety of morbid and potentially mortal conditions. It is the purpose of this presentation to touch on highlights of the physical and emotional development of the late adolescent period.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 74, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 76 Number 5, 1975, p. 61-86
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19201, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 6:15:49 AM

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  • I. Shenker
    Cohen Children's Medical Center
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    I. RONALD SHENKER is the founding Chief of Adolescent Medicine at the North Shore-LIJ Health System and Cohen Children's Medical Center.
  • Mollie Schildkrout
    Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center
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    MOLLIE SCHILDKROUT is a psychiatrist at the Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center in New Hyde Park.
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