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childhood trauma and brain development

Why Adolescence is a Time of High Vulnerability.

  Contrary to what used to be believed, we now know, through neurological research, that, during adolescence, the brain is still EXTREMELY PLASTIC (in this context, the word ‘plastic‘ means that the brain is susceptible to physical change in response to environmental factors. This makes the period of adolescence a time of particular vulnerability. EMOTIONAL DYSREGULATION, …

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Recovery: How the Brain can ‘Rewire’ Itself (Neuroplasticity).

Severe childhood trauma can adversely affect the way in which the brain develops, leading to, for example, extremes in anxiety or great difficulty in controlling emotions. However, there has been exciting research conducted showing that the brain is able, under certain conditions, to ‘rewire’ itself, correcting its own faulty circuitry, and, thus, alleviating the behavioral and …

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