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Dr. Amir Levine on Risky Behavior and Teens: CBS News

Why Teenage Boys Do Stupid Things
June 12, 2014

Tragic stories of teens doing stupid things -- boys in particular -- constantly make the news. And there are biological reasons behind it: this type of risky, defiant and downright dangerous behavior has its roots in distinct differences in the developing brain of a young person...

"The brain of an adolescent is very different from the brain of an adult," Dr. Amir Levine, an adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist and neuroscientist at the division of child and adolescent psychiatry at Columbia University, told CBS News. 

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