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Why Adolescence is a Time of High Vulnerability.

adolescent_vulnerability

Contrary to what used to be believed, we now know, through neurological research, that, during adolescence, the brain is still EXTREMELY PLASTIC (in this context, the word ‘plastic‘ means that the brain is susceptible to physical change in response to environmental factors.

This makes the period of adolescence a time of particular vulnerability.

EMOTIONAL DYSREGULATION, IMPULSIVITY AND NEED FOR APPROVAL FROM PEERS:

Often, adolescence is a time of emotional

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