A Review of Preclinical Studies to Understand Fear During Adolescence

@article{Kim2015ARO,
  title={A Review of Preclinical Studies to Understand Fear During Adolescence},
  author={Jee Hyun Kim and Despina E. Ganella},
  journal={Australian Psychologist},
  year={2015},
  volume={50},
  pages={25 - 31}
}
  • J. Kim, D. Ganella
  • Published 1 February 2015
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Australian Psychologist
The most rapid physical and psychological growth occurs during adolescence, a period of transition from childhood to adulthood when the incidence of anxiety disorder peaks in humans. Human and animal studies suggest that dramatic changes in prefrontal cortical areas during adolescence are responsible for such prevalence of anxiety. Only recently, however, has the relationship between prefrontal immaturity and differential fear processing across adolescence been directly and systematically… 
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