Teenage Brains Are Malleable And Vulnerable, Researchers Say : NPR | Educating for Empathy and Emotional Well-Being | Scoop.it
New research presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting suggests that teens are not necessarily wired to be impulsive. Researchers are also learning more about why it's important to treat problems like depression in teens early.

According to this post "The teen brain isn't broken," says Jay Giedd, a child psychiatry researcher at the National Institute of Mental Health. He says the rapid changes occurring in the brains of teenagers make these years "a time of enormous opportunity."

A new perspective on the adolescent brain...click through to read the complete post.


Via Beth Dichter