More on How Abuse Affects the Brain

This article was shared with me, so I am passing it on to you:


For a bio on the author, go here:  Martin Teicher, MD, PHD.

Researchers have been studying the effects of abuse on the brain for years and they do not all agree with one another as to the findings. Here is another article that brings more things out.

Child Abuse: Permanent Effects on the Brain? by Dr. Richard Moskovitz.

One thing that I see in this article is the belief that stress affects the brain and that it may happen all through life. Abuse is an intense, stressful experience, even if the abuse is not “physical”. So it would make sense that the brain is affected. The after-effects of abuse are also stressful, which could make the physical effects on the brain last a lot longer.

There are still a lot of questions out there. The key is for researchers to stay open and keep studying. Of course, the greater key is for abuse to be stopped altogether. It is something we all need to work toward, but since I don’t see that realistically happening before Yeshua returns, we need to keep studying.

So first: do everything we can to stop the abuse. And second: do everything we can to minimize the effects of abuse and to even reverse those effects.

About BatTikvah

I am a woman who loves life and loves to see others love life, too. I love and serve the Creator, the God of the Bible...the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Because of what the Creator has done in my life, I am here to help others now. I hope we can journey together!
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1 Response to More on How Abuse Affects the Brain

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