The adolescent brain is a ‘work in progress’, changing dramatically from puberty into the mid-20s at least. These changes are thought to be behind some of those problematic behaviours society finds troubling, but the preparedness of young people to explore and take risks can be a positive as well. By Emma O’Neill.
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