Get new posts by email

adolescent brain development

Why Adolescents’ Brains Increase Their Risk Of Psychological Problems

570 word article For many, adolescence is a very difficult and stressful time, not least because of the neurological and interacting hormonal changes that occur during the period. Changes In The Brain : Between the ages of about ten and early adulthood, the brain undergoes three major periods of dramatic physical development as described below …

Why Adolescents’ Brains Increase Their Risk Of Psychological Problems Read More »

Why Adolescence is a Time of High 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, …

Why Adolescence is a Time of High Vulnerability. Read More »