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Growing up in a rough neighbourhood can shape kids' brains, so good parenting and schooling is crucial

By Divyangana Rakesh, PhD Candidate, The University of Melbourne
Sarah Whittle, Associate Professor in Psychiatry, The University of Melbourne
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Social disadvantage can cause stress that leads to changes in 'connectivity' between brain regions, potentially harming adolescents' ability to plan, set goals, and self-reflect.

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