Adolescence

“Anthropological studies show that adolescence…is absent in more than 100 cultures around the world–cultures in which young people work side by side with adults at early ages….it is only when we hold people back from adulthood that we see the depression, defiance and anger so typical of American teens, nearly 50 percent of whom are now diagnosable with at least one emotional, behavioral or substance abuse disorder…”

–“Yet Another Stage of Life?” by Robert Epstein in Scientific American MIND

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