Please identify one (1) take-away message or educational implication for each of the four articles provided in the Reading Assignment section of this Unit reference below. Think about the information presented and how you can utilize it when working with adolescents. Based on the resources provided, you should develop a total of four take-away messages. Bullet points can be used.
1. de Vries, A.L., Steensma, T.D., Doreleijers, T.A., & Cohen-Kettenis, P.T. (2011). Puberty suppression in adolescents with gender identity disorder: A prospective follow-up study. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 8, 2276-2283. http://www.pinktherapy.com/portals/0/CourseResources/de_Vries_Puberty_Suppression_in_Adolescents_with_GD.pdf
- Given our current discussions on gender identity, this article compares psychological functioning and gender dysphoria before and after puberty suppression in gender dysphoric adolescents.
2. Graber J. A., Seeley, J. R., Brooks-Gunn, J., & Lewinsohn, P. M. (2004). Is pubertal timing associated with psychopathology in young adulthood? Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 43, 718–726.
- This research presented here examined whether the timing of puberty continued to be associated with experiences of psychopathology (symptoms and disorders) from mid-adolescence into young adulthood.
3. Parent, A. S., Teilmann, G., Juul, A., Skakkebaek, N. E., Toppari, J., & Bourguignon, J.P. (2003). The timing of normal puberty and the age limits of sexual precocity variations around the world, secular trends and changes after migration. Endocrine Reviews 24(5), p.668 – 693. https://orbi.uliege.be/bitstream/2268/76074/1/Endocrine%20Rev%202003.pdf
- This research article discusses the onset of puberty for children who have migrated to Western European Countries.
4. Sisk, C. L., & Zehr, J. L. (2005). Pubertal hormones organize the adolescent brain and behavior. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 26, 163–174. https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.322.1683&rep=rep1&type=pdf or download the PDF.
- This article discusses how adolescents’ changing hormonal system impacts their nervous system and how this interaction effects later adult functioning and sexual behavior.