Institutional neglect changes kids’ brain structure

January 26, 2015 8:28 PM

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(Reuters Health) – Kids who were raised in a Romanian institution for abandoned children have smaller heads, smaller brains, and different white matter structure than similar kids who were moved into high-quality foster care at an early age.

Even those who were moved into foster care by age two have noticeably different brains from children raised in biological families.

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