Role of brain structure and function in juvenile delinquent and risk-taking behaviors and its impact on biological and psychosocial treatment efficacy

Andrea glenn

Nationality American

Year of selection 2010

Institution Institute of Mental Health

Country Singapore

Risk Health

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

2 years

Adapting Treatments for Juvenile Delinquency?

“Juvenile delinquency and risk-taking are a societal problem faced worldwide. Youth who engage in repetitive and persistent antisocial behavior are more likely to continue perpetrating crime and violence into adulthood,” says Dr. Andrea Glenn. For the first time, the efficiency of combined treatments—biological (nutritional) and psychosocial (social skills training)—is tested in reducing problem behavior in youth, leading to more personalized treatments for youth who are at risk for criminal behavior.

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