Research in child abuse/neglect and Epigenetics shows that violent people are created, not born. (read more)
First Impressions: Exposure to Violence and a Child’s Developing Brain
h/t Stop Spanking
More about how childhood adverse experiences hurts people for the rest of their lives. We live in a profoundly violent society.
The good news is as the brain can be damaged in childhood, our brains can also heal at any time in life. Our brains are neuroplastic and we can turn around the negative wiring of our childhood and become whole again. We need healers who know this too. Psychiatric drugs can actually perpetuate and worsen these problems rather than heal them if used indiscriminately as they often are.
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