child abuse ptsd

Heightened Activity In Same Brain Areas of Maltreated Children and Combat Soldiers

Heightened Activity In Same Brain Areas of Maltreated Children and Combat Soldiers

Collaborative research undertaken by UCL and the Anna Freud Centre has found that children exposed to family violence show the same pattern of brain activity as soldiers who have been exposed to combat violence.

A History of Rape Or Child Abuse Can Lead To Chronic PTSD In Women

A History of Rape Or Child Abuse Can Lead To Chronic PTSD In Women

A new study released by Florida State University has discovered certain risk factors for the development of chronic PTSD in women. The risk factors include a history of rape or server childhood physical abuse. Additionally, women who reported more ‘rexperiencing’ symptoms, such as nightmares or flash backs to their trauma, were more likely to suffer the persistent effects of PTSD for a longer period of time.