Early puberty may increase risk of emotional, behavioral issues

04/3/2013 | Australian (tiered subscription model), The

Boys who hit puberty as young as age 8 were more likely to develop behavioral problems and had shown more difficulty in adjusting emotionally and socially at ages 4 and 5, Australian researchers found. In girls, early puberty was linked to more emotional and social problems in early childhood, but not behavioral issues. The findings appear in the Journal of Adolescent Health.

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