Brain scans may explain teenage tantrums


By Emma Young TEENAGE tantrums are the stuff of every parent’s nightmares. Now we may closer to explaining why some adolescents fly off the handle more than others. Brain scans show differences in the brain structures that control emotions in adolescents who flare up at the slightest provocation and those who are more self-controlled. Nicholas Allen at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and his colleagues studied 137 boys and girls aged between 11 and 14 and their parents. They videotaped the families while they discussed problems designed to prompt disagreement,
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