How Childhood Trauma Affects The Brain ? ?

How Childhood Trauma Affects The Brain


Childhood is the best part of one’s life!! When you enquire anyone about their childhood, there would be a wide small on their face with a drop of tear in the eyes remembering the time spent!!

Childhood is such a magical period, which anyone would love to explore again though we know it is not possible!! Numerous fights, giggles, falls and injuries are all a part of one’s childhood! Injuries are quite common and can affect any body part like head, legs and what not!!

Have you ever given a thought on the effect of these injuries in the adulthood or the future? Let us know how the brain gets affected by childhood trauma!! Childhood trauma is just not limited to physical trauma and can be mental as well. Here are the affects on the brain –

  • Learning difficulties
  • Behavioural problems
  • Memory problems
  • Lack of social skills
  • Emotional problems
  • Psychological illness
  • Poor planning

The conditions associated with childhood trauma that affect brain include –

  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Impulsivity
  • Low self esteem
  • Substance abuse

Having understood the affect, you would be wondering how is it affected, read on to understand –

  • Decreases white matter
  • Myelinated axons get disrupted
  • Direct effect on brain areas
  • Damages neurons

Avoid your child getting exposed to any sort of trauma. At times physical trauma is always better as they do not harm your child much!!

Childhood is precious, let your child enjoy every moment of the same and not suffer in the future because of the same!!

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