Brain development education pathways

Littler, Nadine (2016) Brain development education pathways. British Journal of School Nursing, 11 (2). pp. 98-99.

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Adolescence marks the beginning of a metamorphic phase of physical, emotional, social and intellectual development. Due to the complexity of this transition, heightened mental health problems have been associated with this progressive stage (Loftus, Kelly and Mustillo 2011). The exposure to a range of environmental and sociological factors, in addition to cognitive vulnerabilities may considerably increase the risk of adolescents developing mental illness. Therefore in the first instance it is essential to raise awareness of adolescent brain development, in order to assist practitioners in recognising and detecting mental illness and ensuring early intervention and prompt treatment.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of School Nursing
Publisher: Mark Allen Healthcare
ISSN: 1752-2803
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Nursing, Health and Professional Practice
Additional Information: Nadine Littler is senior lecturer/pathway lead specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) at the University of Cumbria, UK.
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
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Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 11:55
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2018 13:50


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