Adolescent Psychopathology and the Developing Brain

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

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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 volume on this interdisciplinary area. Presenters/chapter contributors were asked to address two questions: What neurodevelopmental processes in children and adolescents could be altered so that mental disorders might be prevented? And what interventions or life experiences might be able to introduce such changes? The book has a 5-part structure: biological and social universals in development; characteristics of brain and behaviour in development; effects of early maltreatment and stress on brain development; effects of stress and other environmental influences during adolescence on brain development; and reversible orders of brain development. The twenty chapters include contributions from some of the most well-known researchers in the area.show more

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  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 157.5 x 236.2 x 30.5mm | 861.84g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 41 halftones and line illustrations
  • 0195306252
  • 9780195306255

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"Romer and Walker have done an excellent job of pulling together several themes which capture the miltidisciplinary nature of the relationship between adolescent psychopathology and brain development...The book is suitable for use in an advanced undergraduate or graduate class, but is also meaty enough for consumption by professional researchers...If one does read the chapters in the order presented, there is a fair amount of shifting back and forth between those that highlight neuroscience findings and those with a more psychosocial point of view...this is an organizational stroke of genius...a text whose appearance is long overdue."--Journal of Youth Adolescence "Romer and Walker have done an excellent job of pulling together several themes which capture the miltidisciplinary nature of the relationship between adolescent psychopathology and brain development...The book is suitable for use in an advanced undergraduate or graduate class, but is also meaty enough for consumption by professional researchers...If one does read the chapters in the order presented, there is a fair amount of shifting back and forth between those that highlight neuroscience findings and those with a more psychosocial point of view...this is an organizational stroke of genius...a text whose appearance is long overdue."--Journal of Youth Adolescence "Romer and Walker have done an excellent job of pulling together several themes which capture the miltidisciplinary nature of the relationship between adolescent psychopathology and brain development...The book is suitable for use in an advanced undergraduate or graduate class, but is also meaty enough for consumption by professional researchers...If one does read the chapters in the order presented, there is a fair amount of shifting back and forth between those that highlight neuroscience findings and those with a more psychosocial point of view...this is an organizational stroke of genius...a text whose appearance is long overdue."--Journal of Youth Adolescence "Romer and Walker have done an excellent job of pulling together several themes which capture the miltidisciplinary nature of the relationship between adolescent psychopathology and brain development...The book is suitable for use in an advanced undergraduate or graduate class, but is also meatyenough for consumption by professional researchers...If one does read the chapters in the order presented, there is a fair amount of shifting back and forth between those that highlight neuroscience findings and those with a more psychosocial point of view...this is an organizational stroke ofgenius...a text whose appearance is long overdue."--Journal of Youth Adolescenceshow more

Table of contents

SECTION 1: BIOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL UNIVERSALS IN DEVELOPMENT; 1. The Developing Brain and Adolescent-typical Behavior Patterns: An Evolutionary Approach; 2. Competence, Resilience and Development in Adolescence: Clues for Prevention Science; SECTION 2: CHARACTERISTICS OF BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR IN DEVELOPMENT; 3. Mapping Adolescent Brain Maturation Using Structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging; 4. The Metamorphosis: Individuation of the Adolescent Brain; 5. Transcriptional Regulation in Schizophrenia; SECTION 3: EFFECTS OF EARLY MALTREATMENT AND STRESS ON BRAIN DEVELOPMENT; 6. Stress Effects on the Developing Brain; 7. Maternal Programming of Defensive Responses Through Sustained Effects on Gene Expression; 8. Neuropeptides and the Development of Social Behaviors: Implications for Adolescent Psychopathology; 9. Effects of Early Deprivation on Brain Behavioral Development: The Bucharest Early Intervention Project; SECTION 4: EFFECTS OF STRESS AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES DURING ADOLESCENCE; 10. Social Stress, Affect, and Neural Function in Adolescence; 11. Stress-induced Pathophysiology within the Schizophrenia Patient Brain: A Model for the Delayed Onset of Psychosis and its Circumvention by Anxiolytic Agents; 12. Neurohormones, Neurodevelopment and the Prodrome of Psychosis in Adolescence; 13. The Adolescent Surge in Depression and Emergence of Gender Differences: A Biocognitive Vulnerability - Stress Model in Developmental Context; SECTION 5: REVERSIBLE DISORDERS OF BRAIN DEVELOPMENT; 14. Early Identification and Prevention of Early-Onset Bipolar Disorder; 15. Resilience and Vulnerability to Trauma: Psychobiological Mechanisms; 16. The Developing Adolescent Brain in Socioeconomic Context; 17. Brain Development as a vulnerability Factor in the Etiology of Substance Abuse and Addiction; SECTION 6: EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTIONS FOR ENHANCED NEUROCOGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT; 18. Modifying Brain Networks Underlying Self Regulation; 19. The BrainWise Curriculum: Neurocognitive Development Intervention Program; 20. The Role of Preventive Interventions in Enhancing Neurocognitive Functioning and Promoting Competence in Adolescenceshow more

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