Lecture 15 Physical and Cognitive Development in Young Adulthood 2011 student slides

Lecture 15 Physical and Cognitive Development in Young Adulthood 2011 student slides

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Physical and Cognitive Development in Young Adulthood Lecture 15 March 16, 2011
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Overview More on depression Physical functioning Effects of lifestyle on health § Cigarette smoking § Binge drinking Young adult cognition § Video clip § College Work
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Risk Factors for Depression Anxiety Stressful life events (e.g. divorce) Parent-child conflict Abuse or neglect Female Family history – 3 times more likely if parent had  depression
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Depression – Adolescence and Family History Overall, late childhood and adolescence is a period of risk for depression Offspring of depressed adults show ~ 3-fold increased risk for depression Weissman et al , 2006
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Treatment for Depression What is the best tx for  depressed adols? Methods: adolescents  received placebo,  psychotherapy  (CBT), fluoxetine,  both Results: Fluox reduced  dep, fluox+CBT  (cognitive behavioral  therapy) worked best Depression  symptoms
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Introduction to Young Adulthood Young adulthood – ~18-40 years of age Emerging adulthood – begins after H.S., tapers off toward  the end of the late 20s and is devoted to constructing an  adult life In this period, we see § ________________ § ___________________ § Big adjustments and decisions  Ø _____________ Ø _____________ Ø ______________ Ø ______________
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Physical Functioning Physical prime Physical strength increases in 20s, _______________  ______________ _________________________ Health status peaks § _______________________ § Fewer colds and infections than in childhood § Only 1% of young adults __________________ Body has reached full form.  In 20s see: § __________________ § Increases in fat § Weight typically increases
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Physical Functioning Biological aging  - Declines in the functioning  of organs and systems § Large diffs across individuals _______  __________ __________ ___________ Living environment Historical period
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