Pushing up the definition of childhood and adolescence into adulthood is not a new idea, but this one takes the cake:

Patients out of childhood but not yet fully mature have physical, developmental and social needs that often go unrecognized by doctors, studies show. The adolescent-young adult group, dubbed “AYA,” ranges in age from about 13 to about 26, although some researchers include adults up to 39.

A 39 year old adolescent? I’ve known a few, but frankly, at 59 I don’t feel less adolescent than I did at 39. In fact, at age 39 I felt older than I do now.

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