Trauma’s impact on the developing brain

This  new research from Current Biology, reported in Reuters, adds more weight to the growing bank of evidence of the negative impact of abuse and neglect on the developing brain, and their long-term impact on mental  health.  One needs only to look at the work of Bessel van der Kolk and Bruce Perry, among others, to understand why the diagnosis Developmental Trauma Disorder is being suggested for the DSM5, in addition to childhood PTSD.  It is a compelling area of research – if you haven’t explored it, please do!

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