Parents, take note! Early life stress can leave lasting impacts on brain

June 30, 2014 11:17 AM

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Parents, take note! Early life stress can leave lasting impacts on brain

Chronic stress experienced in early life can change the parts of developing children's brains responsible for learning, memory and processing of emotion.

A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers found that chronic, toxic stress like poverty, neglect and physical abuse can have lasting negative impacts in children.

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