Childhood Trauma Leads to Brains Wired for Fear

I happened to notice one of Our Good Friends had reblogged this from SilverGirl, and I knew it was time for a reblog also.  I have included the link to the first time we posted this.

This cannot be said enough, until people wakeup and see that Our Great Country will never make it another 300 years.  Because Our Children are the Future of Our Country.

The out-of-control Violence in Our Country has to be addressed before any and all forms of Child Abuse can hope to be affected.

The day when we as people wakeup and decide that Our Children should come before anything, and the defense of Our Country should be paramount also, is the day when laws will be enacted making it a felony for committing a Violent act in front of a Child and anywhere it can be witnessed by a Child.

After a time, all forms of Child Abuse will begin to decrease in frequency, and that includes Bullying, but Domestic Violence will also decrease proportionately, along with Elder Abuse, School Violence, suicide, drug dependency, alcohol abuse, and all crime will drop to some extent.

Now, you decide what is important to you….

Silver Girl

 Sound Medicine

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Last week, a report by the University of San Diego School of Law found that about 686,000 children were victims of abuse and neglect in 2013. Traumatic childhood events can lead to mental health and behavioral problems later in life, explains psychiatrist and traumatic stress expert Bessel van der Kolk author of the recently published book, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma. Children’s brains are literally shaped by traumatic experiences, which can lead to problems with anger, addiction, and even criminal activity in adulthood, says van der Kolk. Sound Medicine’s Barbara Lewis spoke with Dr. van der Kolk about his book. Here are highlights from the interview.

Sound Medicine: Can psychologically traumatic events change the physical structure of the brain?

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk: Yes, they can change the connections and activations in the brain. They shape the brain.


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