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Mentor ADEPSIS. (2017) The brain under construction [1]: a window into the developing brain. London: Mentor ADEPSIS. 13 p.

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This briefing paper is part of a mini-series on ‘The Brain Under Construction’. This paper looks at the structure and function of the brain and considers the uniqueness of the adolescent brain. Pictures of the brain in action show that adolescent’s brains work differently than adults and scientific research is showing that the brain systems involved in decision-making, planning, social understanding and risk-taking are developing in adolescence. This research could have implications for education, rehabilitation and intervention.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Manual
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general, Cannabis
Intervention Type:AOD disorder, AOD prevention, AOD disorder harm reduction, Education and training
Source:Mentor ADEPSIS
Date:July 2017
Pages:13 p.
Publisher:Mentor ADEPSIS
Corporate Creators:Mentor ADEPSIS
Place of Publication:London
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences
E Concepts in biomedical areas > General life processes (physiology)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health related prevention > Health information and education
T Demographic characteristics > Adolescent / youth (teenager / young person)

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