ERIC Number: EJ852171
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
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Inside the Adolescent Brain
Drury, Stacy S.
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v48 n7 p678 Jul 2009
Dr. Jay Giedd says that the main alterations in the adolescent brain are the inverted U-shaped developmental trajectories with late childhood/early teen peaks for gray matter volume among others. Giedd adds that the adolescent brain is vulnerable to substances that artificially modulate dopamine levels since its reward system is in a state of flux.
Descriptors: Adolescents, Brain, Developmental Stages, Adolescent Development, Biochemistry, Rewards, Substance Abuse
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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