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I've accepted all of the milestones and markers that "growing up" bring. I've photographed them, saved them in plastic tubs, rejoiced over some and cried over others. But for some reason, this birthday just hits me harder than most.
For much of the 20th century, scientists spoke of adolescence as a period of inevitable depression and rebellion. Beginning in the late 1980s, a different view began to emerge.