Brain Development: The Effect of Interventions on Children and Adolescents

Author: Elena Grigorenko

Introduction:

The landscape of the child public health literature in the 21st century has been strongly influenced by the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) hypothesis (Van den Bergh 2011). The hypothesis proposes that human complex diseases and disorders, regardless of their age-of-onset, have their roots in childhood and adolescence and are products of the dynamics of various forces that substantiate human development.