Bright Nights Community Forum: The Adolescent Brain: A Work In Progress
Tuesday November 27, 2012: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Just what goes on in a teen's brain? Adolescence is a period of rapid physical and emotional growth and development. The commonly held belief used to be that once a young person reached the age of 18, this developmental phase ended and adulthood began. But with use of brain imaging technologies, we've learned that elements of the brain continue to evolve and become more efficient throughout the teenage years, even into a person's 20s. What does this mean for teens?
Dr. Paresh Patel, of the U-M Department of Psychiatry and the U-M Depression Center, discusses the neuroscience of a teen's brain and how its ongoing development affects the behavior and emotions of teens. A panel discussion and audience Q&A follows. Panelists include Daniel Keating, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Pediatrics and Research Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, U-M; Adrienne Pisoni, LMSW, private practice clinician, Ann Arbor; and Kathleen Diehl, LMSW, ACSW, Social Work Coordinator, UMHS, Regional Alliance for Healthy Schools. Cosponsored by the UM Depression Center