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 […]

Depression may alter brain’s white matter structure, says study

Globally, depression affects more than 300 million people. It is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and the second leading cause of death in people aged 15 to 29. Previous studies have linked disruption in white matter to problems with thinking and emotion processing

Depression may alter brain’s white matter structure, says studySo concludes a major study from the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow, both in the United Kingdom, that used cutting-edge imaging technology to map the structure of white matter in the brains of more than 3,000 people. In the journal Scientific Reports, the researchers describe how they found that white matter integrity […]