Bitaniya Defar

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Decision making in the adolescent brain

Decision making in the adolescent brain


Abstract Adolescence is a developmental period between childhood and adulthood.  It is often associated with suboptimal decision making, leading to risky actions such as increased incidence of unintentional injuries, violence, substance abuse, unintended pregnancy, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) [1]. Teenagers are sometimes consid...