Lecture 15 Physical and Cognitive Development in Young Adulthood 2011

Lecture 15 Physical and Cognitive Development in Young Adulthood 2011

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3/16/2011 1 Physical and Cognitive Development in Young Adulthood Lecture 15 March 16 2011 March 16, 2011 Overview More on depression Physical functioning Effects of lifestyle on health Cigarette smoking Binge drinking Young adult cognition Video clip College Work Risk Factors for Depression Anxiety Stressful life events Parent-child conflict Abuse or neglect Female Family history – 3 times more likely if parent had depression 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 Treatment for Depression What is the best tx for depressed adols? Methods: adols received placebo, psychotherapy psychotherapy (CBT), fluoxetine, both Results: Fluox reduced dep, fluox+CBT worked best Depression symptoms Introduction to Young Adulthood Young adulthood - ~ 18-40 yrs 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 Better behavioral control Improved cognitive function Big adjustments and decisions Leaving home Finding a career Finding a partner Becoming a parent
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3/16/2011 2 Physical Functioning Physical prime Physical strength increases in 20s, reaches a peak around 30, and then declines Coordination peaks betw 20 and 30 Health status peaks Death from disease is rare Fewer colds and infections than in childhood Only 1% of young adults limited by health condition Body has reached full form. In 20s see: Growth in muscle Increases in fat Weight typically increases Physical Functioning Biological aging - Declines in the functioning of organs and systems Large diffs across individuals in rate & course of aging due to: Genetic Genetics
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Lecture 15 Physical and Cognitive Development in Young Adulthood 2011

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