Do our brains change after successful treatment? Dr. Woltering and the team tested a large sample of children with disruptive behavior problems before, after, and a year after an intense treatment program ended. Brain oscillatory measures related to the flexible control of emotions and impulses showed consistent reductions inactivation with successful treatment whereas this was not the case for children for whom treatment was less effective. This study is among the first neural follow-up studies ever conducted in children who experience difficulties with self-regulation. The results provide the first insights into what changes in the brain after successful treatment which can have implications for the characterization and treatment of disruptive behavior problems.

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