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adult

1. a mature fully grown animal or plant
2. Law a person who has attained the age of legal majority (18 years for most purposes)
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Duke University researchers found that children with mental health problems like depression, anxiety/behavioural problems were six times more likely than those with no psychiatric problems to have difficulties in adulthood.
The burden is then later seen in adulthood, when these problems become costly public health and social issues.
Subjects were measured for psychosocial factors - such as socioeconomic factors, emotional family environment, parental health behaviors, stressful events, self-regulatory behavior, and social adjustment - at baseline, and ideal cardiovascular health was measured in adulthood 27 years afterward.
Of special note is Saperstein's practical observations and advice founded upon his own Asperger's affected transition into adulthood.
In the smaller sample, volunteers who entered adulthood in the worst economic climate scored an average of 2.
The difference between them and the non-college-educated with regard to the percentage of births within marriage is so striking as to suggest a very different experience of early adulthood.
As nonreligious people, we reject the definition of adulthood as stating an adult acceptance of one's religion, or knuckling under to pressure to do so.
However, all groups showed signs of having difficulty forming social relationships, particularly when it came to maintaining long-term friendships or good ties with parents in adulthood, and were more than twice as likely to have difficulty in keeping a job, or commit to saving, and as such displayed a higher propensity for being impoverished in young adulthood.
The finding contradicts long-held assumptions that financial independence, completing college or even getting married are the ultimate markers of adulthood.
Arrested adolescent offenders; a study of delayed transitions to adulthood.
It has also been shown to help prevent allergic reactions to foods and prevent adulthood diseases such as hypertension and diabetes.
Asperger Syndrome in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide for Clinicians covers issues of diagnosis and psychosocial issues, plus different kinds of interventions for Asperger's in adulthood, and blends the authors' combined clinical expertise with publish research to provide a multidisciplinary approach to assessment and treatment options.