Problems with ‘pruning’ brain connections linked to adolescent mental health disorders

 ADHD in the News 2023-04-27

Problems with the brain's ability to 'prune' itself of unnecessary connections may underlie a wide range of mental health disorders that begin during adolescence, according to research published today. The findings may help explain why people are often affected by more than one mental health disorder, and may in future help identify those at greatest risk.