Study shows how early-life adversity affects mental health and cognitive abilities

New research published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry indicates that early-life adversity-;such as homelessness, parental violence, or longstanding illness in the family-;may lead to mental health challenges,…

Researchers unravel neurobiological mechanisms impacted by early life adversity

Using cutting edge molecular techniques in rodent models, researchers are dissecting the neurobiological mechanisms impacted by early life adversity. The findings were presented at Neuroscience 2022, the annual meeting of…

Study identifies links between combinations of early childhood adversity and risk of premature death

Poverty, combined with other types of adversity in early childhood, is associated with greater chances of premature death in adulthood, compared to other adverse childhood experiences, according to a study…

Positive childhood environments may help buffer the physiological effects of adversity and trauma

Researchers know that experiencing a high number of adverse events in childhood correlates with worse health outcomes in adulthood. These studies have led to an emphasis on trauma-informed practice in…

Childhood adversity associated with morbidity and mortality in the U.S.

The findings of a new study suggest that childhood adversity is a major contributor to early and preventable causes of mortality and a powerful determinant of long term physical and…