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What Were You Thinking? Brain Development in Young Adults

Tip Sheet

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2018
By: Raphael Mizrahi

Abstract

During the transitions to adulthood, young adults with mental health conditions struggle more than their typically-developing counterparts. Studies have shown that adolescents and young adults with mental health conditions are delayed in all areas of psychosocial development except sexuality. This tip sheet offers ways to work with young adults with mental health conditions and make this transition process easier.

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Subject Area

Neuroscience, Transition Age Youth

Keywords

transitional age youth, brain development, executive functioning, mental health, providers

Repository Citation

Mizrahi R. What Were You Thinking? Brain Development in Young Adults. Psychiatry Information in Brief 2018;15(9):1129. https://doi.org/10.7191/pib.1129. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/pib/vol15/iss9/1