Journal of Youth and Adolescence

, Volume 37, Issue 4, pp 481–483 | Cite as

Daniel Romer and Elaine F. Walker (eds): Adolescent Psychopathology and the Developing Brain

Oxford University Press, New York, 2007, 544 pp, ISBN 13:978-0-19-530626-2
  • Michael W. O’Boyle
Book Review

At long last two ships passing in the night (i.e., the psychopathology of adolescence and brain science) have finally come within hailing distance of each other, signaling what should be the beginning of a long and complementary voyage of scientific discovery. In this edited volume Daniel Romer and Elaine Walker (eds) have taken on the daunting task of integrating decades of research on the behavioral, cognitive and social aspects of adolescent psychopathology (i.e., the psychosocial factors contributing to ADHD, autism, depression, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, and other psychoses appearing during the turbulent time of adolescence), and relating them to current findings on the neural structure and circuitry of the developing brain.

Comprised of 20 chapters contributed by 44 authors, and consisting of more than 540 pages of text, the book is an in-depth compilation and synthesis of presentations made at a conference organized by the Annenberg Public Policy Center and Oxford...


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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Human Development and Family StudiesTexas Tech UniversityLubbockUSA

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