An approach to the adolescent for the primary care clinician.

Abstract

The clinician should take into account all development aspects when evaluating the adolescent patient. Adolescents will frequently present underlying concerns in an indirect manner, as "functional" complaints, excessive concerns over minor ailments, or nonverbal cues. The clinician should relate to the adolescent patient in a direct, interested, and sincere… (More)

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@article{Smith1979AnAT, title={An approach to the adolescent for the primary care clinician.}, author={Michele S Smith}, journal={The Journal of family practice}, year={1979}, volume={8 1}, pages={63-6} }