Evidence that childhood trauma impacts physiology

A new study from Molecular Psychiatry, reported in USA Today has demonstrated that childhood trauma shortens lives by altering DNA.  Knowing the physiological changes that stress causes in the developing body, as well as in brain growth, explains why traumatized kids are so resistant to external interventions, and also sheds light on the degree of long-term damage that trauma does to a child.  Does it also begin to explain the phenomenon of inter-generational trauma transmitted through altered genes?


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