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Childhood Trauma Directly Linked to Adult Aggression

 

A new study from Switzerland shows that stress and trauma experienced as a young child correlate with higher rates of aggression as an adult. It is known that violent adults have a history of childhood trauma but a direct connection had never been proven before.

The study was published online in January in the journal Translational Psychiatry.

The research illustrates that not only do such individuals suffer emotionally and psychologically, but there are measurable changes in their brains. Dr. Carmen Sandi, PhD and one of the investigators of the study at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), said, “This adds an additional dimension to the consequences of abuse and obviously has scientific, therapeutic, and social implications."

The full article can be accessed here: http://www.nature.com/tp/journal/v3/n1/full/tp2012144a.html

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