Does brain dysfunction increased children's vulnerability to environmental stress?

@article{Breslau1990DoesBD,
  title={Does brain dysfunction increased children's vulnerability to environmental stress?},
  author={Naomi Breslau},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1990},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={15-20}
}
Previous research has shown that children with physical conditions involving the brain are at increased risk for psychopathology. It is unclear whether brain dysfunction leads to disturbance directly or whether it does so by increasing the children's vulnerability to environmental stress. I examined the vulnerability hypothesis in a sample of 157 children with cerebral palsy, myelodysplasia, or multiple handicaps and in 339 randomly selected controls. Data on psychopathology came from direct… CONTINUE READING