Study Links PTSD Stress To Cortical Thinning and Shorter Expected Lifespan
What impact does severe trauma have upon health? The answer, in part, has to do with the individual, research has shown. For biological and genetic reasons some people are more resilient than others… Read More
Resilience to Adversity Can Be Learned Through Adaptation and Positive Attitude, Research Has Demonstrated
Recent scientific and technological advances are bringing us closer to understanding biological aspects of the brain and body that underlie resilience—the ability of people under acute or chronic… Read More
Problems in Early Life Leave Biological Traces in Depressed Moms That May Impair Bonding With Their Babies
There is a growing body of evidence indicating that difficulties, experienced early in life or in the present, can predispose a woman to perinatal depression—depression that develops during pregnancy… Read More
Wartime Trauma Impaired Empathy in Mothers of Small Children, Impacting Parenting
The U.N. estimates that over half a billion children around the world are growing up under traumatic circumstances caused by ethnic, religious, national, or tribal conflicts. Over the last two… Read More
Severe Stress Before Age 6 Resulted in Smaller Brain Memory Structures
A team of researchers studying the impact of stress upon children has published new evidence suggesting that there is a “sensitive period” lasting through age 5 in which severe stress appears to have… Read More