Changes in Brain Networks May Help Youth Adapt to Childhood Adversity
About two-thirds of young people will experience childhood adversity and stress by the time they reach the age of 18. Up until now, research on this subject has mainly focused on how these adversities cause mood disorders. In the course of these studies, researchers often found that children exhibit more resilience to adverse experiences than expected.
A new study, therefore, is focusing on examining the neurobiological mechanism of this emotional adaptation – particularly how experiences change the brain and how resilience reflects healthy regulation of emotions. Researchers decided to focus on the most common types of adversities a child may experience, like negative parenting, parental conflict, and financial stress in the family.
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