The Science Behind Aggressive Behavior and Violence

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Join our hosts Patricia Wu and Jessica Reyes as they dive into groundbreaking research on violent behavior with guest expert Audrey Jung. They explore how an imbalance in the brain’s decision-making process could be the key to understanding, and potentially treating, aggression and antisocial disorders.

Understanding Brain Imbalance

The study reveals that individuals with violent tendencies might have an imbalance in the part of the brain called the striatum, leading to too many “go” signals and not enough “stop” signals. This imbalance affects decision-making and impulse control

The Potential for Early Intervention

Audrey highlights the importance of early detection and intervention, especially in young people. She points out that personality disorders can develop from a young age due to trauma and genetic vulnerabilities. Addressing these issues early on through therapy and potentially corrective treatments could prevent lifelong consequences

Hope for Treatment Innovations

The discovery of the GABA-glutamate ratio imbalance opens up new possibilities for treating antisocial personality disorder and psychopathy. This could lead to the development of medications or other interventions that can help manage aggression and improve decision-making.

By understanding the underlying neurochemical imbalances, we open doors to early intervention and innovative treatments that could potentially change lives. With continued research and awareness, we move closer to a future where aggression is understood, managed, and ultimately, diminished

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