Most mental health problems emerge in adolescence. Due to this the Developmental Neuroimaging Lab decided to examine internalizing symptoms and externalizing behaviors in adolescences in relation to brain structure.
Our results concluded that there are altered connections to the limbic brain area when related to sub-clinical internalizing and externalizing behavior.
Currently we are extending this work further to understand brain structures of children and youth with prenatal exposures, most of whom experience mental health challenges.
Stay tuned for more exciting work on brain and mental health coming out of the Developmental Neuroimaging Lab!!