Adolescent brain development, substance use, and psychotherapeutic change
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

Adolescence is a unique developmental period characterized by major physiological, psychological, social, and brain changes, as well as an increased incidence of maladaptive, addictive behaviors. With the use of MRI techniques, researchers have been able to provide a better understanding of adolescent brain maturation and how neurodevelopment affects cognition and behavior. This review discusses adolescent brain development and its potential influence on psychotherapeutic change. We focus on cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches for treating substance use and highlight potential brain mechanisms underlying response to psychotherapy. Finally, we discuss integrative neuroimaging and treatment studies and potential opportunities for advancing the treatment of adolescent addictive behaviors.

Author(s): 
Wetherill, Reagan
Tapert, Susan F.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors
Journal Abbreviation: 
Psychol Addict Behav
Publication Date: 
2013-06
Publication Year: 
2013
Pages: 
393-402
Volume: 
27
Issue: 
2
ISSN: 
1939-1501
DOI: 
10.1037/a0029111
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 22732057 PMCID: PMC3700608

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Reagan Wetherill and Susan F. Tapert. 2013-06. "Adolescent brain development, substance use, and psychotherapeutic change." Psychology of Addictive Behaviors: Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors 27: 2: 393-402. 10.1037/a0029111.

Wikipedia Citation

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