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Teen Behavior Is An Indicator Of Adult Behavior

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By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – There is an interesting report from the University of Virginia looking at more than 170 young adults, from age 13 to 23, to study the long-term effects of teenage behaviors.

What they learned is that those who developed self-confidence and a positive approach to making friends and learning from mistakes fared much better as adults. Those who were not able to build social networks and had little interest in working with others continued to have similar problems.

The researchers found that skills and the ability to adapt are often determined in early years and can have a major long-term impact.