The Adolescent Health Paradox: An Affective Neuroscience Perspective and its Implications for Intervention and Policy

12/31/2012; 44 minutes

Ronald Dahl, School of Public Health and the Director of the Institute of Human Development at UC Berkeley, explores the health paradox of adolescence. Adolescence is (physically) the healthiest period of the lifespan yet the overall morbidity and mortality rates increase dramatically from childhood to late adolescence. Explore the growing evidence for sleep's role in learning, memory, and brain
development and the critical implications for intervention and policy for youth.

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