The emergence of gonadal hormone influences on dopaminergic function during puberty

@article{Kuhn2010TheEO,
  title={The emergence of gonadal hormone influences on dopaminergic function during puberty},
  author={Cynthia M. Kuhn and Misha L Johnson and Alex Thomae and Brooke T Luo and Quintisha Walker},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={58},
  pages={122-137}
}
Adolescence is the developmental epoch during which children become adults-intellectually, physically, hormonally and socially. Brain development in critical areas is ongoing. Adolescents are risk-taking and novelty-seeking and they weigh positive experiences more heavily and negative experiences less than adults. This inherent behavioral bias can lead to risky behaviors like drug taking. Most drug addictions start during adolescence and early drug-taking is associated with an increased rate of… CONTINUE READING

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