Severe child neglect linked to poor brain development

January 27, 2015 7:24 PM

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Children in institutional care have noticeably different white matter than children raised by their biological parents.

It is well documented that traumatic experiences can have lasting effects on a child’s brain development. A recent study goes further to say that institutional neglect can cause changes in the structure of white matter of a child’s brain but early intervention can reverse the damage.

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