Brain Development In Adolescence

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Introduction
Teenagers go through many physical and biological changes, their entire body and brain changes from childhood to adolescence period where they tend to go through everything new in their life and try whatever their pairs do even if it was bad for them, teenagers don’t care about what are the circumstance of their risky actions. They tend to be very risky and do whatever comes into their mind without thinking, because there brains at that time are structured to do every risky and immature action. adolescent brain are not fully developed until the age of 25, their brain develops unequally, and their judgmental part of brain which called prefrontal cortex that controls reasoning and impulses, and their physical coordination cerebellum are not fully developed until they reach 25 years. This is why they tend to be risk taking and don’t think about their actions. On the other hand, Researchers until now doing researches about why they tend to do risk actions and how their brain development during childhood and adolescence, and what are the secret that go through their brain during that period.

Main points
Why the adolescences are risk takers?
Adolescence is the middle period between childhood and adulthood often going on with teenage years which is from 11 to 18. Although, Until the age of 25 adolescence tend to be like the most people who take risk, and that is because their brain are not fully mature and developed yet, and at that period the percentage of impulsive and risk actions increases its highest point and it also can lead into fatal outcomes such as body abuse, drugs and alcohol addictions, suicide, anxiety, sadness, depression, anger, sexual diseases. (Adriana Galvan, 2007)
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...s adolescents, the dangerous of sexually transmitted diseases are more common with them because it’s not prohibited as in Eastern societies. And in Western societies we noticed that drug addiction and excessive drinking and sexual intercourse are more common among adolescence to, on the other hand, the similarity between these two societies are smoking and recklessness, intolerance and the changes of mental and physical development that occur in a teenager. in addition, researchers developed a strategies to prevent adolescent exposure to risk, for example, raise the prices of cigarettes, raising the age of driving, prevent the purchase of alcohol to minors, and awareness in schools about the dangers of their age and what are happening to their brain and how to control their behavior and think before doing anything or ask an adult before making any serious decisions
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