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Few things in the world are as bad as child abuse, but unfortunately it is a sad situation that at some level occurs repeatedly throughout the world, every day. VivirSalud Today, let’s get into this issue to be well informed about child abuse adolescent mental health deteriorates.
Recent scientific studies have determined that both psychological abuse and physical harm during childhood in different ways the brain of adolescents and these studies have also determined that children who suffered some form of abuse in childhood, come to have fewer of gray matter in the brain to be teenagers.
These decreases in the amount of gray matter present in the areas of the brain related to attention, the processes of learning and information retention, decision-making and control of emotions and impulses.
Although the children studied had been diagnosed with any psychiatric disorder, the results showed that these abused children have behavioral disorders, learning and mood tending to depression without reaching the level of a diagnosis psychiatric.
Abuse and physical neglect, emotional neglect and sexual abuse determine smaller amounts of gray matter in the brains of adolescents between 12 and 17 years, even in regions such as prefrontal cortex, responsible for making major decisions, as planning and decision making itself.
As for the consequences, they are presented according to gender and girls know that victims of abuse, gray matter reduction occurs in regions associated with the development of depression, self esteem and emotional control, while on the other side in boys, in the regions related to impulse control attitudes and aggressive behaviors.
Hitting a child, insult, scorn or simply not paying the necessary attention that every child deserves well, you can easily modify the rest of his life.
Prevent and deter child abuse in all its expressions is a task for everyone and we are all accomplices. A child may not be diagnosed with some form of psychological or psychiatric problem to be suffering abuse. A healthy mind is a healthy life.
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