Dr. Robert Epstein – Big Room #3 – 11/17/2011

look for article called “The Myth of the Teen Brain.”

49% of American tens are dignosable with one disorder

5 million teens in counseling

Suicide 3rd cause of death 1 in 4 teen girls with an STD

Two primary causes for turmoil
1. Infantization – teens face twice as many restrictions as marines
2. Isolated from responsible adults
70 hours of contact with peers a week
In 100 cultures teens spend 5 hours a week with peers