An adult at 18? Not any more: Adolescence now ends at 25 to prevent young people getting an inferiority complex
Child psychologists getting new guidelines about the age range they cover
The upper age range for adolescence is being increased from 18 to 25
It is hoped changes will prevent children being 'rushed' through childhood
By VICTORIA WOOLLASTON
PUBLISHED: 10:48 EST, 24 September 2013 | UPDATED: 10:50 EST, 24 September 2013
Adolescence no longer ends when people hit 18, according to updated guidelines being given to child psychologists.
The new directive is designed to extend the age range that child psychologists can work with from 18 years old up to 25.
It is hoped the initiative will stop children being 'rushed' through their childhood and feeling pressured to achieve key milestones quickly, reports the BBC.
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