Puberty linked to violent behavior

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Puberty linked to violent behavior
Tue, 07-13-2010 - 3:19pm

Researchers from the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne, and the University of Washington School of Social Work in Seattle, examined survey data from almost 6,000 kids between the ages of 10 and 15 and reported that the odds of a child acting out violently are roughly three times higher when the child is in the middle and end of this volatile life stage, compared with just entering it.