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The Center for the Developing Adolescent in the News

Detecting Depression: Phone Apps Could Monitor Teen Angst

Center board member Nick Allen talked to reporter Lindsey Tanner about how smartphone apps may soon be able to detect adolescent depression to get real-time help to those who need it.

Posted on January 3, 2019

How Can We Improve a Teen's Brain? One Sleep Study May Have a Simple Answer—Good Pillows.

Center board member Adriana Galván's study on adolescent sleep, this time in the Washington Post, shows that something as basic as a comfortable pillow can make a difference. Also important: the consistency of sleep each night.

Posted on November 30, 2018

Neuroscientists Identify a Surprising Low-Tech Fix to the Problem of Sleep-Deprived Teens

UCLA neuroscientist (and Center board member) Adriana Galván writes about her research on adolescents' need for quality sleep, and how a surprisingly simple, low-cost fix might help them get more of it.

Posted on November 13, 2018