31 Jan, 2015

Brain Scans Of Children From Orphanages Show The Lifelong Effects Of Neglect

Medical Daily |  | Jan 26, 2015 

Child negligence is a term we hear far too often. The psychological effects of this form of child abuse have been widely documented, but its physical consequences are much less known. Recently, a team of researchers studied the physical effect that neglect during childhood can have on the human brain and uncovered an unsettling fact: changes in white matter.