(Brain image courtesy of Philip Spechler, Ph.D.)
(MAY 17, 2019) A study by UVM researchers and colleagues involving the analysis of MRI scans of more than 2,000 14-year-olds who were enrolled in the multinational IMAGEN study of adolescent development, was featured in a Psychiatric News
article, titled "Behavior Dysregulation Shows Altered Brain Activity in Teens."
The investigators, whose study
was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry,
found that children considered to be behaviorally dysregulated . . . had significantly reduced gray matter in their right orbitofrontal cortex … (and) higher neural activity in this region when performing a task measuring inhibition, versus matched controls.”