The effects of childhood maltreatment on brain structure, function and connectivity

@article{Teicher2016TheEO,
  title={The effects of childhood maltreatment on brain structure, function and connectivity},
  author={Martin H. Teicher and Jacqueline A. Samson and Carl M. Anderson and Kyoko Ohashi},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  year={2016},
  volume={17},
  pages={652-666}
}
Maltreatment-related childhood adversity is the leading preventable risk factor for mental illness and substance abuse. Although the association between maltreatment and psychopathology is compelling, there is a pressing need to understand how maltreatment increases the risk of psychiatric disorders. Emerging evidence suggests that maltreatment alters trajectories of brain development to affect sensory systems, network architecture and circuits involved in threat detection, emotional regulation… 

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Background Childhood maltreatment is a serious public health concern. The association between child maltreatment, adverse behaviors, mental health outcomes, and alterations to brain function and
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