Researchers discuss how postnatal depression and psychosis can lead some mothers to commit violent acts against or even murder their young children.
Adults who were maltreated as children have an increased risk of being diagnosed with schizophrenia, psychosis, bipolar disorder, and anxiety than their peers who were not abused.
Patients with major depressive disorder who experienced trauma during childhood see symptom improvement following psychopharmacological intervention, psychotherapy, or a combination of both.
Study reports people who experience bullying or abuse have a lower quality of life comparable to those living with chronic health conditions, such as diabetes or depression. The study also reports those who are abused are more likely to develop harmful behaviors such as smoking or binge eating.
Researchers have developed a new blood test that could help to identify infants who may be experiencing bleeding in the brain as a result of abusive head trauma.
A new deep learning algorithm may help children affected by abuse to disclose information about their experiences.
McGill researchers report those who suffer from traumatic experiences during childhood, like severe abuse, show significant abnormalities in the structure and cell function in the anterior cingulate cortex, an area of the brain associated with emotion and mood regulation. Researchers believe these changes may contribute to depressive disorders and suicidal ideations, often considered a long term effect of trauma suffered during early life.
Researchers identify distinctive methylation differences in 12 regions of the male genome between those who had faced abuse as children and those who did not. Scientists say the discovery of this biomarker could be used as a tool for criminal investigations into child abuse.
Researchers have identified a causal effect between childhood maltreatment and an increased risk of mental health disorders.
People who experience trauma and abuse during childhood are more likely to engage in civic environmental activities and green behaviors later in life, a new study reports.
Study links acute stress as a result of childhood maltreatment to accelerated early maturation of the immune system.
Researchers explore how early extreme childhood stress can have a negative impact on social learning and mental health later in life.