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.
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  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 24mm | 753g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 16 pp colour plates, halftones and line illustrations
  • 0195306260
  • 9780195306262

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Table of contents

SECTION 1: BIOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL UNIVERSALS IN DEVELOPMENT; SECTION 2: CHARACTERISTICS OF BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR IN DEVELOPMENT; SECTION 3: EFFECTS OF EARLY MALTREATMENT AND STRESS ON BRAIN DEVELOPMENT; SECTION 4: EFFECTS OF STRESS AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES DURING ADOLESCENCE; SECTION 5: REVERSIBLE DISORDERS OF BRAIN DEVELOPMENT; SECTION 6: EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTIONS FOR ENHANCED NEUROCOGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
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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
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