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Children who experience violence are like soldiers - the latest research results

Children who experience violence are like soldiers - the latest research results



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Children who experience physical or psychological violence experience the same changes in brainwaves as soldiers who fought in war: researchers at University College London have found. The results of the study were published in the journal Current Biology.

Domestic violence has a major impact on a child's emotional development. This relationship was first investigated by brain imaging. Studies have shown that exposure of children to the effects of adult anger and aggression can form the basis of a neurobiological risk factor, increasing their vulnerability to later mental health problems, primarily anxiety and depression.

Although violence does not damage the brain, because the body quickly adapts to adverse environmental conditions, it increases the vulnerability to stress and its consequences.