Childhood abuse, neglect may significantly alter brain structure, function

childhood abuse neglect may significantly alter brain structure function

Sumary of Childhood abuse, neglect may significantly alter brain structure, function:

  • “Early life adversity may include physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, household mental illness left untreated, household substance use and abuse, incarceration of a household member, parental separation or divorce and domestic abuse in the household.”.
  • Moreover, meta-analysis of 21 functional MRI studies including 1,341 children and adolescents suggested early-life adversity was linked to greater activation of the amygdala, globus pallidus/parahippocampal gyrus, superior temporal gyrus, middle temporal gyrus, cerebellum and thalamus….

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