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Big Ideas - Full program podcast

ABC Radio National

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Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums, debates, and festivals held in Australia and around the world, casting light on the major social, cultural, scientific and political issues

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Mapping teenage minds

June 12th, 2014

Episode 5 of 478 episodes

Today on Big Ideas we look at early signs of anxiety and depression in teenagers. Latest neuroimaging techniques help detect what changes in the brain precede the outset of mental health problems. A quarter of 16-24 year-olds experience a mental health disorder – that’s the highest rate of any age group. Identifying vulnerability to anxiety and depression in adolescence is critical for shaping early intervention.

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