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juvenile

 [ju´vĕ-nīl]
1. pertaining to youth or childhood; young or immature.
2. a youth or child; a young animal; a cell or organism intermediate between the immature and mature forms.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

juvenile

(jo͞o′və-nīl′, -nəl)
adj.
a. Not fully grown or developed; young.
b. Of or characteristic of a young animal that has not reached sexual maturity: a bird still in juvenile plumage.
n.
a. A young person; a child.
b. A young animal that has not reached sexual maturity.
c. A two-year-old racehorse.

ju′ve·nile′ly adv.
ju′ve·nile′ness n.
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juvenile

adjective Between an infant and an adult
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Q. Can someone please explain the reason for juvenile delinquency?

A. Juvenile delinquency is not necessarily a trait of bipolar disorder, although it is possible for a person with bipolar disorder to act on impulse while experiencing an episode. To use Justins example, shop lifting, an adult in a manic episode may spend all of their money without thought or reason, where a child/youth may not have money to spend which may lead to shop lifting. In a manic episode Justin is right the lines between right and wrong can be blurred, thus the person suffering may make poor decisions and can find themselves in trouble with the law.

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