The truth behind childhood trauma and how it affects the brain

Previous research has pointed out those individuals who experienced neglect and abuse as children have decreased volumes of white matter in various areas of the brain. The volume and structure of white matter correlate with an individual's capacity for learning, and this component of the brain keeps on developing throughout early adulthood - unlike grey matter

The truth behind childhood trauma and how it affects the brainIt is not news that people abused as children are more exposed to clinical depression, anxiety, and a higher risk of death from suicide. But now, researchers have begun to reveal what happens in the brain following this kind of trauma. According to data provided by the Children’s Bureau of the United States Department of […]

POCSO Act: Know your rights when protecting your child

This act deals with child abuse with great sensitivity. Under this act, only senior female police officers are supposed to investigate the matter. The police are normally not supposed to visit the house but in case they do so they have to be in plain clothes and not in uniforms. The child is not supposed to be called again and again to police station. The child cannot be kept for a long period of time in the police station

POCSO Act: Know your rights when protecting your child  “Doctor, you stood behind us like a rock when we felt all else had failed and showed us the way forward to get justice!” said a 42-year-old man. He was accompanied by his wife and daughter, aged 11, with tears rolling down their eyes. While most of the doctors get their share of appreciation while doing […]

Child sexual abuse may lead to psychological disorders

Psychologists say that if you have come across a person who is scared of clicking pictures on their phone thinking they would end up using it inappropriately, then S/he may have a past history of child abuse. Doctors say it may lead to multiple psychological disorders later in life like obsessive compulsive disorder, paranoia, anxiety disorder and schizophrenia

Child sexual abuse may lead to psychological disordersHave you come across anyone who is scared of clicking pictures on their phone thinking they would end up using it inappropriately? Have you met anyone who is very suspicious of their own family members, so much that they don’t talk to anyone about his/her family? If you have, most definitely the person may have […]

Need to sensitise children, parents about child sexual abuse

Two Mumbai children consumed rat poison after being sodomized by four men. On the background of this incident, paediatricians and psychiatrists emphasized the need to sensitize parents about good touch and bad touch to empower their children. Doctors say, children should be made aware of the inappropriate behavior by adults. Sexual abuse can have adverse effects on children’s mentality and if the issue is not addressed in time, it may turn into a personality disorder

Need to sensitise children, parents about child sexual abuseIn a shocking incident in Mumbai, two children consumed rat poison and lost their lives due to multiple organ failures. A 10-year-old and a 13-year-old took such an extreme step after they were sodomized by four men. On the background of this incident, pedestrians and psychiatrists emphasized the need to sensitize parents on importance of […]