ADOLESCENCE A Period of Bumps and Humps
Adolescence is defined as the period following the onset of puberty, marking the transition of a person from a child into an adult. To be more precise, the age group from 11 to 19 years, where the person is neither considered as an adult nor a child, represents a phase of intensive growth and change in nearly all aspects of a person's physical, mental, social and emotional life. Although conventional medical science does not refer to this age group as a separate entity, with changing times, the emergence of a certain pattern of health problems characteristically involving this age group in present times, has led us to reconsider the matter, and review the situation in a new light
Adolescence is considered as a the most crucial time in a person’s life, not only because of the physical changes one goes through, but also their impressionability and vulnerability during this time. Adolescents find themselves going through several such changes: physical, mental, emotional, hormonal- they may start to be overly conscious of themselves and their bodies, and often develop a curiosity to try new things. Quite naturally, the problems associated with this age group (particularly between ages of 12-19years) are varied, ranging from nutritional (obesity, diabetes, nutritional deficiencies, etc) to psychological (addiction, depression, anxiety, etc) and so much more.
Therefore, considering the lack of awareness and knowledge of the problems associated with this age group, this symposium was organized for all the adolescents to attend with their guardians, to allow an open discussion on all such sensitive topics that might otherwise be avoided out of fear or shame. Our main motive of arranging this symposium was to put light on the fact that a vast majority of such problems can be tackled by discussing openly about them. In order to remove all the misconceptions related to this age group and inculcate correct knowledge, we organized panel discussions with doctors and other experts who were pioneers in tackling various problems concerning adolescents, and special sessions conducted by eminent doctors on various essential topics we should be aware of, while dealing with adolescents.
The main Objective of this symposium was to adopt a new approach towards dealing with the problems of the adolescents, in order to ensure that they grow up to be responsible citizens in the future.
In view of the vast diversity of problems faced by adolescents all over the world, AHCF has come up with the formation of an Adolescence Club. It is a digital medium where you can enroll yourself and have all your issues solved without any fear or shame, merely by sitting at home, with expert advice from esteemed doctors and experts. This platform also welcomes your opinions and topics which you require to be enlightened upon.
Science city 4th may 2019
- Dr. Subhankar Chowdhury
H.O.D. Dept of Endocrinology, IPGMER SSKM
- Dr. Hiranmay Saha
Consultant Senior Psychiatrist
- Dr. Somnath Das
Prof, Dept of FSM, RGKMCH
- Dr. Sunita
Senior Consultant Gynaecologist
- Dr. Apurba Kumar Mukherjee
HOD Dept of Med, RGKMCH
- Dr. Uday Chaudhuri
- Dr. Rajashree Ray
- Ms. Ranita Ghosh
- Dr. Chinmoy Karmakar
Senior Consultant Physician and Cardiologist
- Dr. Partha Sarathi Karmakar
Prof, Dept of Medicine, RGKMCH
- Dr. Sreya Chattyopadhyaya
Director AHCF,CEO BizInnovision,Director Financial Fabric, Pr Consultant BDS Education
- Dr. Saurabh Kole
Director AHCF,Senior Cardiologist and ITU Incharge Bellevue,President ISCCM,