Child abuse has become very prevalent over the years. According to this article, child abuse affects the brain development of the abused. As a result, children are more valuable to diseases such as depression, addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The results are from a study conducted by researchers at Harvard University. The study consisted of 200 people who had suffered some sort of abuse during their childhood. 53% of participants had suffered from depression and 40% suffered from PTSD. “The overall result of this experiment tested that early stress makes the brain less resilient to the effects of later stress,” concluded researchers.
The development of the brain is important for a healthy functioning child. Children don’t control their parents, but by eliminating stress, children and adults have a higher chance of preventing depression and PTSD. This article highlights the top ten stress relievers.