Scars left by emotional and physical abuse standout
This online news article describes new research detailed in the American Journal of Psychiatry on Thu June 6, 2013.
(Am J Psychiatry 2013;170:616-623. 10.1176/appi.ajp.2013.12070950)
“Childhood emotional and sexual abuse mark women’s brains in distinct patterns—with emotional abuse affecting regions involved in self-awareness and sexual abuse affecting areas involved in genital sensation, according to new research.
The study links specific types of abuse with symptoms experienced by many survivors later in life.
The research, which was published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, imaged the brains of 51 women in Atlanta who were taking part in a larger project on the effects of early trauma.”
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