The Adolescent Period, Its Features and Management

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byLouis Starr

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1915 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III THE DISORDERS OF ADOLESCENCE The years immediafely before and after puberty, while showing a very low death rate, are marked by much poor health and many disorders depending upon the physical and mental changes incident to development. These ailments are minor when compared with the pronounced diseases of the child or adult and are, consequently, often overlooked. During this period the boy or girl is subject to both the diseases of childhood and to those of mature life, but the former--meningitis, the eruptive fevers, bronchial catarrh and acute disorders of the stomach and intestines--occur with less frequency and gravity, and the latter, such as rheumatism and affections of the bones, muscles, nerves and circulatory system become more common, though in type they are simple and present less severe symptoms. Now, too, nutritional processes are markedly influenced by climate, occupation and surroundings; there is much variation in 67 the resisting power of different parts of the body; many changes depending upon the establishment of the sex functions, and synchronous disturbances of digestion. An array of conditions predisposing to various diseases, of which the most usual are chlorosis, anaemia, hysteria, and chorea. At the onset of any of these there may be an arrest of growth, especially in weight, at a time when it should be rapid, and this occurrence is a valuable warning that considerably antedates characteristic symptoms. Again, at this age, mental disorders are apt to begin and a condition is often noted in which there is a decided alteration in character and behavior that falls short of insanity but is far from normal and is incompatible with the attainment of full mentality. Aberrations and illusions, when present, are not so complex a...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1915 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III THE DISORDERS OF ADOLESCENCE The years immediafely before and after puberty, while showing a very low death rate, ar...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217999069

ISBN - 13:9780217999069

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