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Different types of child abuse: similar consequences

In the long run, emotional abuse might hurt a child as much as violence or neglect
Wed, 2015-10-14 11:01

Emotional abuse may be as harmful as physical abuse and neglect. This finding led by a team of researchers at McGill University complements previous imaging research showing that emotional and physical pain both activate the same parts of the brain.

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McGill researchers link mutation to psychiatric disease

Deletion of brain-derived neurotrophic factor leads to major depression, anxiety, and obesity.
Wed, 2012-10-10 12:52

McGill researchers have identified a small region in the genome that conclusively plays a role in the development of psychiatric disease and obesity. The key lies in the genomic deletion of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, or BDNF, a nervous system growth factor that plays a critical role in brain development.

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