Brain Changes Seen in Children Whose Bond With Their Mother Was Disrupted Early in Life
[Source: Medical News Today]
Children who experience profound neglect have been found to be more prone to a behavior known as “indiscriminate friendliness,” characterized by an inappropriate willingness to approach adults, including strangers.
UCLA researchers are now reporting some of the first evidence from human studies suggesting that this behavior is rooted in brain adaptations associated with early-life experiences. The findings appear in the peer-reviewed journal Biological Psychiatry.
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