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Child and Adolescent Mental Health


Development of the Young Brain

For more than twenty years, National Institute of Mental Health neuroscientist Dr. Jay Giedd has studied the development of the adolescent brain. Decades of imaging work have led to remarkable insight and a more than a few surprises.


The Developing Brain: What it Means for Treating Adolescents

On May 10, 2012, NIMH sponsored a videocast panel of children's mental health researchers.

Our expert panel featured:

Jay Giedd, M.D., Chief, Unit on Brain Imaging in the Child Psychiatry Branch, Division of Intramural Research Programs, NIMH.

Anne Marie Albano, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at Columbia University and Director of the Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders.

Jason D. Mathison, MA, CAGS, NCSP, ABSNP Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) for Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) in Prince George’s County, Maryland.

The panel was moderated by Christopher Sarampote, Ph.D. Discussion was led by Joel Sherrill, Ph.D.

View Videocast 

Twitter Chat on the Teen Brain

NIMH on Twitter

On March 14, 2013, NIMH had a Twitter chat on the teen brain with Dr. Jay Giedd in honor of Brain Awareness Week. Read the transcript. 

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