Preliminary evidence for white matter tract abnormalities in young adults exposed to parental verbal abuse.


BACKGROUND Psychiatric sequelae of exposure to parental verbal abuse (PVA) appear to be comparable with that of nonfamilial sexual abuse and witnessing domestic violence. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) was used to ascertain whether PVA was associated with abnormalities in white matter (WM) tract integrity. METHODS 1271 healthy young adults were screened… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2008.06.022


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