Adolescent Medicine

Adolescent medicine is a subspecialty of medicine that focuses on the emotional, physical and behavioral care of patients who are in the adolescent period (ages of 11 and 21 years) of development. The adolescent period begins at puberty and lasts until growth has stopped. Adolescent health specialists must complete at least 4 years of medical school and 3 years of residency training in general pediatrics, family medicine or internal medicine.

These medical doctors provide complete care and treatment on various medical conditions for adolescents and young adults, which include

  • Substance abuse
  • Acne
  • Sports medicine and orthopedic problems
  • Menstrual disorders
  • Birth control
  • Unintended pregnancy
  • Sexually transmitted disease (STD)
  • Eating disorders
  • Delayed or precocious puberty
  • Personality disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Certain types of schizophrenia
  • Drug addiction, alcohol, and tobacco usage
  • Popular Adolescent health centers

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