Uniting adolescent neuroimaging and treatment research: Recommendations in pursuit of improved integration

Sarah Feldstein Ewing, Susan F. Tapert, Brooke S G Molina

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Many clinicians who provide mental health treatment find developmental neuroscience discoveries to be exciting. However, the utility of these findings often seem far removed from everyday clinical care. Thus, the goal of this article is to offer a bridge to connect the fields of applied adolescent treatment and developmental neuroscience investigation. An overview of the relevance of developmental neuroscience in adolescent direct practice and a rationale for how and why this integration could benefit adolescent treatment outcomes is provided. Finally, a series of practical suggestions is generated for enhancing collaborative, interdisciplinary work that ultimately advances treatment response for this important clinical population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-114
Number of pages6
JournalNeuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016



  • Adolescents
  • Clinical
  • Developmental neuroscience

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology

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