Study examines associations between adverse childhood experiences, caregiver support, brain development
What The Study Did: This study examined the association of adverse childhood experiences and caregiver support with the development of regions of the brain in childhood and adolescence. The analysis included 211 children who had neuroimaging and behavioral assessments conducted during preschool and adolescence. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measured changes in volume of specific regions of the brain. Preschool and school-age adverse childhood experiences and caregiver support were assessed.
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