A 2013 edition of a book entitled BRAINSTORM:THE POWER AND PURPOSE OF THE TEENAGE BRAIN written by psychiatrist Daniel J.Siegel, MD (www.drdansiegel.com) is a must read for both teenagers and family members.
Previously adolescence was thought to occur between the ages of 13 and 19, however recent research establishes how this challenging period extends from ages to 12 to 24. Many myths surround adolescence. One example is the belief that raging hormones cause teenagers to "go mad" or to "lose their minds." Although hormones do increase during adolescence, primarily what occurs results from changes in the development of the brain.