Thanks to a blog commenter today for pointing out this excellent online article: Brain and Development affected after Child Abuse – by Dima — February 17, 2009. I would like to mention again that these kinds of brain changes are not random, not coincidental, and can most accurately be considered in the context of the work of Dr. Martin Teicher as presented in several posts on this blog:
Teicher’s point is that the changes created in an infant-child’s developing brain (and nervous system) as Dima’s article notes, create an EVOLUTIONARILY ALTERED body.
In addition, this kind of early stress/distress CAN and very often DOES activate genetic combinations of potential designed to ensure survival in the harshest of worlds long enough that the survivor can procreate. These troublesome genetic expressions very likely would NEVER have been activated if the early environment had been safe and secure.
This article — Brain and Development affected after Child Abuse – is worth a read. Any concept for future study as mentioned here can be Google searched – add child abuse and brain development together into any online search – the proof of the changes that survivors of child abuse will have to live with IN OUR BODY for the rest of our lifetime will appear in articles that respond to your search.