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Adolescent Psychopathology and the Developing Brain
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Adolescent Psychopathology and the Developing Brain: Integrating Brain and Prevention Science

Daniel Romer and Elaine F. Walker

Abstract

Recent advances in our understanding of the human brain suggest that adolescence is a unique period of development during which both environmental and genetic influences can leave a lasting impression. To advance the goal of integrating brain and prevention science, two areas of research which do not usually communicate with one another, the Annenberg Public Policy Center's Adolescent Risk Communication Institute held a conference with the purpose of producing an integrated book on this interdisciplinary area. Contributors were asked to address two questions: What neurodevelopmental processes ... More

Keywords: environmental influences, genetic influences, neurodevelopmental processes, mental disorders, life experiences, maltreatment, stress, brain development

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195306255
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306255.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Romer, editor
University of Pennsylvania

Elaine F. Walker, editor
Emory University

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Front Matter

Part I Biological and Social Universals in Development

Part II Characteristics of Brain and Behavior in Development

Part III Effects of Early Maltreatment and Stress on Brain Development

Part IV Effects of Stress and Other Environmental Influences During Adolescence

Part V Reversible Disorders of Brain Development

Part VI Educational Interventions for Enhanced Neurocognitive Development