A Population Neuroscience Approach to Examining the Effects of Poverty on Adolescent Brain …

A Population Neuroscience Approach to Examining the Effects of Poverty on Adolescent Brain Development Lecture | April 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall Speaker/Performer: Christopher S. Monk, University of Michigan Sponsor: Center on the Developing Adolescent Twenty percent of U.S. children are growing up in poverty. Children from low-income families often experience greater chronic stress, which may allow poverty to become biologically embedded by altering key aspects of brain development. Despite the known deleterious effects of poverty on mental health, little is known about how poverty impacts biological mechanisms and how these processes contribute to the development of mental disorders, such as anxiety and depression. To address this, we are examining adolescents from The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (FFCWS). The FFCWS is a population-based representative sample of predominantly…


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