Adolescence extended: implications of new brain research on medicine and policy

Authors


Correspondence

Megan A. Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Adolescent Medicine, University of Wisconsin, 2870 University Ave, Suite 200, Madison, WI 53705, USA.

Tel: 608-265-3710 |

Fax: 608-263-0503 |

Email: mamoreno@pediatrics.wisc.edu

Abstract

Last December, the Excellence in Paediatrics conference presented a panel discussion of how new biologic findings from brain imaging cast new light on adolescent development. This study will review this presentation, focusing on the interplay between adolescent development and new brain research findings.

Conclusion

Paediatricians can consider these new insights in both interacting individually with patients and advocating for policies within their communities.

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