201-18: The Amazing Teen Brain

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201-18:  The Amazing Teen Brain

This presentation explains the vulnerabilities and the great opportunities of the developing adolescent brain. Current brain research using PET and fMRI scanning helps us to understand the process of arborization and pruning as the brain develops from infancy into young adulthood, and why certain well known behaviors appear when they do.

  Jay N. Giedd, MD

Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:
 1 hour 25 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify the key characteristics of the teen brain underlying the vulnerability to illness and the opportunity for intervention.
  2. Identify a key difference between Neanderthals and humans that facilitated the survival or our species.

Keywords: Child & Adolescent, Research

Continuing Nursing Education:
1.50 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 16th Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute
Baltimore, Maryland
Saturday June 9, 2018
8:00am - 9:30am

The contact hours for this session expire: December 31, 2020

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