Neural systems of threat processing in adolescents: role of pubertal maturation and relation to measures of negative affect.

@article{Forbes2011NeuralSO,
  title={Neural systems of threat processing in adolescents: role of pubertal maturation and relation to measures of negative affect.},
  author={Erika E. Forbes and Mary L. Phillips and Jennifer S. Silk and Neal D. Ryan and Ronald E. Dahl},
  journal={Developmental neuropsychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={429-52}
}
Adolescence ushers in dramatic social and affective changes and increased vulnerability for affective disorders. Yet, little is known about the effects of pubertal maturation on neural systems of social threat processing. We examined adolescents' brain function to social stimuli in relation to pubertal maturation, depressive symptoms, and real-world subjective negative affect. Compared with pre/early adolescents, mid/late adolescents exhibited less amygdala reactivity to emotionally neutral… CONTINUE READING

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