Childhood trauma, the neurobiology of adaptation, and "use-dependent" development of the brain: How "states" become "traits."

  title={Childhood trauma, the neurobiology of adaptation, and "use-dependent" development of the brain: How "states" become "traits."},
  author={B. Perry and R. Pollard and Toi L. Blakley and W. Baker and D. Vigilante},
  • B. Perry, R. Pollard, +2 authors D. Vigilante
  • Published 1995
  • Psychology
  • Tradition
  • Childhood trauma has profound impact on the emotional, behavioral, cognitive, social, and physical functioning of children. Developmental experiences determine the organizational and functional status of the mature brain. The impact of rruumufic experiences on the development and function of the brain are discussed in context of basic principles of neurodevelopment. There are various adaptive mental and physical responses to trauma, including physiological hyperarousal and dissociation. Because… CONTINUE READING
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