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Adolescence vs adolescents

Adolescence is the period of human psychological and physical development that occurs between the onset of puberty and adulthood. Adolescence means the period following childhood, it comes from the Latin word adolescentia which means youth.

Adolescents are young people who are going through the period of human psychological and physical development that occurs between the onset of puberty and adulthood. Adolescents is the plural form of the word adolescent. Adolescents comes from the Latin word adolescentem which means growing, near maturity. Remember, adolescence is a stage, process or period of development, adolescents are the people going through the stage, process or period of development.


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I developed a stammer in my adolescence that ruined my confidence and made me very unhappy. (The Telegraph)

And if we met them in our late adolescence or early adulthood, forget it — their significance is almost indescribable. (The New York Times)

Children from broken homes are likely to face more challenges in adolescence and later in life compared to children who grow up with both parents, says Børns Vilkår. (The Copenhagen Post)

In this age of information, childhood and adolescence appear to have fallen to adult life sooner than the onset of technical adulthood. (The Hans India)

“Adolescence is a critical period of brain development and the adolescent brain is particularly vulnerable,” said Steven Laviolette, a professor in the departments of anatomy and cell biology, and psychiatry. (The National Post)

Expert panel seeks to dispel myths about marijuana’s effects on adolescents (Winnipeg Free Press)

In the survey, 79.4 percent of adolescents said Korean society was either very unequal or unequal. (The Korea Times)

Unfortunately, high blood pressure in children and adolescents is a growing health problem, especially with the surge in obesity and excessive salt in kids’ diets. (The Miami Herald)

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