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1 - Biological Processes Affecting Mental Health

from Part 1 - What Affects Children’s and Young People’s Mental Health?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 October 2022

Meinou Simmons
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Oxford City CAMHS
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Summary

Chapter 1 examines a range of biological processes which affect mental health, including attachment, genes and inheritance, the developing brain and puberty.

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A Guide to the Mental Health of Children and Young People
Q&A for Parents, Caregivers and Teachers
, pp. 9 - 25
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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References

Ainsworth, M., Blehar, M., Waters, E. and Wall, S. 1978. Patterns of Attachment: A Psychological Study of the Strange Situation. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.Google Scholar

References

Mehta, D., Klengel, T., Conneely, K. N., et al. 2013. Childhood Maltreatment Is Associated with Distinct Genomic and Epigenetic Profiles in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 110(20), 83028307.Google Scholar

Useful Resources

Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain written by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (Random House, London, 2018) is an excellent introduction to how teenage brains work. Prof. Blakemore is a leading UK researcher on the adolescent brain. She has many publications to her name and has also written an accessible book on the topic.

Mindset – Updated Edition: Changing the Way You Think to Fulfil Your Potential (Robinson, London, 2017) is a helpful book written by Carol Dweck, the pioneering researcher who first wrote about growth mindsets. Her work has been extremely influential in modern educational thinking.

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