Articles by Judith Edersheim, J.D., M.D.

Judith Edersheim, J.D., M.D. is co-director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Law, Brain & Behavior, and an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. For more information, please see www.clbb.org.

Bad To The Bone: Seven Myths About Juveniles In Jail

August 20, 2015

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Bad To The Bone: Seven Myths About Juveniles In Jail

Intro music written and performed by Dr. Gene Beresin. Outro music performed by Dr. Gene Beresin. *** Bad To The Bone: Seven Myths About Juveniles In Jail Judith Edersheim, J.D., M.D. and Robert Kinscherff, Ph.D., J.D.   The average adolescent brain is quite different from the average adult brain, and the neuroscience that tracks these […]

Kids At Risk For Violence: Warning Signs Of Aggression

October 23, 2013

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Kids At Risk For Violence: Warning Signs Of Aggression

Some kids will become violent as adolescents. Many have a very short fuse, exploding over the smallest thing. Others, like a ticking time bomb, harbor pent up anger until something pops. And then there are the scariest kids—the ones who silently plan to harm others, and then don’t just fantasize, but really hurt others, verbally […]

Are Teenagers Responsible?

September 23, 2013

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Are Teenagers Responsible?

Ask any parent of a teen whether his or her child is responsible, and a wry smile will appear. If you could see the internal images and memories behind that smile, they would look like this: wet towels on the floor, a car left without gas on a workday morning, a forgotten homework assignment, a […]