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NIMH Facebook Live: How Does Puberty Affect Brain Development?


NIMH hosts a Facebook Live event titled “How Does Puberty Affect Brain Development?” 

In recognition of National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, NIMH is hosting a Facebook Live event titled “How Does Puberty Affect Brain Development?” on Thursday, May 9, 2019, from 2:00 – 2:30 PM ET. During this event, Principal Investigator and Chief of the Behavioral Endocrinology Branch, Dr. Peter Schmidt, Research Fellow Dr. Shau-Ming Wei, and Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Kathy Reding, will discuss:

  • The typical pubertal transition
  • How puberty affects brain development
  • What changes parents might expect in their children
  • What NIMH hopes to learn from the research

Facebook viewers will also have a chance to ask questions live, so follow NIMH on Facebook and read below for more information on how to participate.

Participating is easy.

  • Visit NIMH’s Facebook page a few minutes before 2:00 p.m. ET on May 9th.
  • Refresh your page at 2:00 p.m. ET to watch the live video discussion, it will begin on the hour.
  • Click on the video. Make sure it is unmuted by using the volume controls at the bottom of the video.
  • Type your questions into the comments section below the video. NIMH experts will answer questions and provide resources after the event. You will need a Facebook account to ask questions.

Note: The experts cannot provide specific medical advice or referrals. Please consult with a qualified health care provider for diagnosis, treatment, and answers to your personal questions. If you need help finding a provider, visit

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