How childhood stress can impact mental health in adulthood
by Jill Burke, Alaska Dispatch News
Extreme stress and young brains are a bad combination, something that sets in motion feelings and behaviors that can haunt us long into adulthood.
And just in time for the school year, a new study may help explain why.
The Duke University study used neuro-imaging to look at the biological effect of childhood stress on the adult brain. It's important research, because it parallels existing knowledge about the relationship of stress to unhealthy behavior.