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Teen development

Analysis and Comment (2)

Self-harm is a response to emotions that feel intolerable and unbearable to young people who aren’t yet equipped to deal with them. Gareth Williams

Growing pains: puberty responsible for most teenage self-harm

A study published today in the Lancet shows that while self-harm is relatively common among teenagers, most young people will naturally stop hurting themselves as they develop biologically and emotionally…

Research Briefs (5)

How teen brains process risk and reward

Increased time spent with peers may attune the teenage brain to the reward value of risky behaviour, leading to a focus on…