Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development – New Research update

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The National Institute on Drug Abuse is embarking on a 10-year longitudinal study of adolescent development called the ABCD  (Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study), the largest longitudinal study ever undertaken for adolescents in the United States.  It may not give us much today, but the information gathered will no doubt have a great impact on our work in the future – and expand our growing understanding of brain functioning and development in teens and how it is impacted by drugs, trauma and other challenges. And, how to provide more effective intervention and treatment. Here are two links that provide more information.

https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/adolescent-brain/longitudinal-study-adolescent-brain-cognitive-development-abcd-study (NIDA’s site)

http://abcdstudy.org/

 

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