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.
Researchers discuss how postnatal depression and psychosis can lead some mothers to commit violent acts against or even murder their young children.
Patients with major depressive disorder who experienced trauma during childhood see symptom improvement following psychopharmacological intervention, psychotherapy, or a combination of both.
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.
Adults who were mistreated as children often have a difficult time managing their emotions and find it hard to implement emotional regulation strategies. Their difficulties can, in turn, harm their own children's emotional development.
A new deep learning algorithm may help children affected by abuse to disclose information about their experiences.
Having one or more retail outlets selling alcohol for off-premises consumption in a neighborhood was associated with a 13.5% increase in cases of child abuse and 10.5% more children being entered into the foster care system.
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.
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.
Researchers explore how early extreme childhood stress can have a negative impact on social learning and mental health later in life.
For male victims of childhood mistreatment, specific medications can prevent or reduce epigentic marks and improve behavior, a new study reports. However, this does not appear to be the case for females. Researchers note that the study underlies the importance of recognizing sex differences in research and treatments.