Child Abuse Impacts Brain Development

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A new study reveals a disturbing truth: child abuse can have lasting effects on brain development. On ‘Psychology Behind the Headlines’, host Patricia Wu, Jessica Reyes, and guest MHTN Chief Medical Officer Dr. Dan Bober discuss this results.

Toxic stress harms the growing brain

Abuse isn’t just emotionally damaging; it creates stress that physically alters how a child’s brain develops.

Smaller brain volume, lower abilities

The study clearly links the severity of abuse with slower brain growth and decreased intellectual capabilities.

This IS preventable

This research isn’t about placing blame. It emphasizes the urgency of preventing child abuse and providing support systems for survivors.

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