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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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Lead researcher Marvin Diaz explained alcohol exposure produces significant amount of anxiety in kids that can last into adulthood.
In fact, most of the early research on emerging adulthood was done with college students.
More recently, research has begun to incorporate emerging adulthood into the discourse surrounding antisocial behavior.
However, it remains unclear whether chronic exposures to air pollutants early in life have any association with BMI or psychosocial well-being in adulthood.
Field is most interested in the antebellum women's rights movement, which "fought the persistent association of women with children, protested the praise lavished on girlish beauty rather than on female wisdom, and demanded the right to develop their talents as they aged," but her incorporation of abolitionist thought and rhetoric beautifully enhances her argument about adulthood by demonstrating how structures of age permeated thinking about enslaved blacks (2).
Previous research suggested that diseases which used to be common in childhood, such as smallpox, measles and whooping cough caused long-lasting inflammation, which then increased the risk of heart disease in adulthood and resulted in an early death, Medical Xpress reported.
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.
Reporting in the July 15 issue of JAMA Psychiatry, the Duke researchers found that children who had either a diagnosed psychiatric condition or a milder form that didn't meet the full diagnostic criteria were six times more likely than those who had no psychiatric issues to have difficulties in adulthood, including criminal charges, addictions, early pregnancies, education failures, residential instability and problems getting or keeping a job.
Along the road to adulthood, he has learned many lessons the hard way.
The research, which drew from a larger study begun in 1985, surveyed 178 women and 163 men through their transition to adulthood from age 18 to 25, again on their perceived stress levels at age 32, and on the quality of their intimate relationships at age 43.
Much of the time, of course, these traditions are less about actual adulthood, and more about the formality of declaring yourself an adult so you can make a supposedly adult commitment to your religion.