Posted by Perry on February 14, 2012 at 12:56:28
In Reply to: Re: a few more articles on assaulting children posted by Perry on February 12, 2012 at 13:39:06:
The Guardian - UK reported this morning on another new study showing that physical and emotional abuse in childhood causes measurable harm to the brain. Physical abuse includes corporal punishment such as spanking, and emotional abuse includes verbal abuse or witnessing domestic violence.
"Being sexually or emotionally abused as a child can affect the development of a part of the brain that controls memory and the regulation of emotions, a study suggests.
The results add to the growing body of evidence that childhood maltreatment or abuse raises the risk of mental illnesses such as depression, personality disorders and anxiety well into adulthood."
This new study is available at:
Childhood maltreatment is associated with reduced volume in the hippocampal subfields CA3, dentate gyrus, and subiculum
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