Navigation Links
Emotional Trauma May Hurt Toddlers' Later Learning
Date:4/6/2012

FRIDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- Suffering emotional trauma such as witnessing domestic violence or being abused early in life may inhibit children's intellectual development, according to a new study.

The researchers also found that the impact of trauma seems to be most damaging when it occurs during the first two years of life.

The U.S. study included 206 children whose intellectual development was assessed when they were aged 2, about 5 and 8 years old. The researchers also determined whether children suffered neglect; physical, sexual or emotional abuse; or witnessed domestic violence against their mother.

More than one in three (37 percent) of the children had suffered abuse or witnessed violence by about age 5. This occurred before age 2 in about 5 percent of children, during preschool (24 to 64 months) in 13 percent of children and during both periods in 19 percent of the children.

Children who suffered abuse or witnessed violence against their mother had lower-than-normal scores on tests of intellectual development. Those who experienced this type of trauma during the first 2 years of life had the lowest scores.

"The results suggest that [maltreatment and witnessing domestic violence] in early childhood, particularly during the first two years, has significant and enduring effects on cognitive development, even after adjusting for [other risk factors]," wrote researchers led by Michelle Bosquet Enlow, at Children's Hospital Boston.

The study, which found an association between witnessing violence and IQ but did not prove cause-and-effect, was published online April 2 in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

Even after accounting for other factors that could influence IQ, such as socioeconomic status, mother's IQ and birth complications, children who had witnessed or experienced violence had IQ scores that were more than 7 points lower than kids not subjected to mi
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. The cortex plays an essential part in emotional learning
2. Despite Advances, HIV/AIDS Still Takes Heavy Emotional Toll
3. Clemson researcher says high blood pressure may lead to missed emotional cues
4. Breast Reconstruction Boosts Womens Emotional Well-Being: Study
5. Greater support is needed to tackle the serious emotional consequences of whistleblowing
6. Study gauges emotional toll of direct-to-consumer genetic testing
7. Stressed and strapped: Caregivers for friends, relatives suffer emotional and financial strain
8. Obese Kids May Face Social, Emotional Woes
9. Emotional, Behavioral Issues Affect Many Kids in Foster Care
10. Emotional Abuse in Childhood May Disrupt Sleep Decades Later
11. ADHD With Poor Emotional Control Seems to Run in Families
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/18/2014)... (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Research conducted ... Allegheny Health Network has documented improved survival ... surgical removal of the tumors along with stereotactic radiosurgery. ... of ASTRO (American Society for Radiation Oncology) ... uses numerous precisely focused radiation beams to treat tumors ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Johannesburg, South Africa (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 ... organization to adopt the HABIT™ Program in ... by Indaba Health and Wellness, and distributed in South ... version of the HABIT program, which has been tailored ... , IHW HABIT™ focuses on behavior modification and chronic ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Springs, LA (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 This past ... got a kiss from Roy at the kissing booth during the ... “Bo” Bryant Animal Shelter. “I have loved animals my whole ... with most of those animals being strays who needed a home. ... animals since I can’t take them all home!” , The CEO ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... Ottawa (September 18, 2014) A new expert ... released today by the Council of Canadian Academies, ... medicines for children. Each year about half of ... prescription drug. Much of this prescribing is done ... use), creating potential health risks., Children have historically ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... study analyses the survival rates in Spain of newborns with ... survival under 23 weeks is ,exceptional, although other factors such ... Experts from the Spanish Society of Neonatology have studied the ... under 26 weeks, taking into account that a newborn carried ... data have been drawn from the national database that gathers ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Allegheny Health Network Study Shows Improved Survival in Patients with Metastatic Brain Cancer Who Undergo Surgical Excision Combined with Stereotactic Radiosurgery 2Health News:Allegheny Health Network Study Shows Improved Survival in Patients with Metastatic Brain Cancer Who Undergo Surgical Excision Combined with Stereotactic Radiosurgery 3Health News:Narconon New Life Retreat Supports Local Animal Shelter At Recent Fundraiser 2Health News:Improving medicines for children in Canada 2Health News:The viability of premature babies is minimal at 22 weeks' gestation 2
... test doesn,t single out those at high risk of trouble, ... screening for coronary artery disease is of no value for ... a new study finds. , Screening is expensive, at $1,000 ... 2 diabetes who had no symptoms of heart disease did ...
... Record 1,960 Eye and Tissue Donors in 2008 ... OneLegacy, the non-profit, federally designated organ and tissue ... area, has within the last year become the ... tens of thousands in need of cornea, bone, ...
... scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have ... part of their 2009 Creativity Awards program, which supports ... prostate cancer. , The one-year awards were made ... with BIDMC the only institution in New England to ...
... April 14 While the number of ... the registry still only includes 38 percent of licensed ... Life America this year. Yet, according to a ... their decision to donate honored, even if their family ...
... Medical Plans, Inc., a leading provider-sponsored health insurer, covering ... announced an innovative Fracture Protection Pilot Program, in cooperation ... of Actonel, a prescription drug for the treatment and ... Alliance for Better Bone Health will cover the average ...
... (Nasdaq: ROCM ) will announce quarterly results after ... Company will then hold a quarterly conference call to discuss ... p.m. central time (5:00 p.m. eastern time).This call is being ... website at www.rocm.com . To listen ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Heart Screening Not Effective for Type 2 Diabetics 2Health News:Los Angeles Area Non-Profit OneLegacy Grows Into World's Largest Tissue Recovery Organization 2Health News:Los Angeles Area Non-Profit OneLegacy Grows Into World's Largest Tissue Recovery Organization 3Health News:Los Angeles Area Non-Profit OneLegacy Grows Into World's Largest Tissue Recovery Organization 4Health News:BIDMC scientists receive creativity awards from Prostate Cancer Foundation 2Health News:While the Majority of Americans Express Interest in Organ and Tissue Donation, Too Few Take Steps to Register as Donors 2Health News:While the Majority of Americans Express Interest in Organ and Tissue Donation, Too Few Take Steps to Register as Donors 3Health News:Health Alliance Announces First Fracture Protection Program for Actonel(R) (risedronate sodium) Tablets 2Health News:Health Alliance Announces First Fracture Protection Program for Actonel(R) (risedronate sodium) Tablets 3Health News:Health Alliance Announces First Fracture Protection Program for Actonel(R) (risedronate sodium) Tablets 4Health News:Rochester Medical Announces Second Quarter 2009 Earnings Conference Call April 30, 2009 2
(Date:9/18/2014)... NEW YORK and PLAINSBORO, ... Nordisk announced today its support of the National ... in Care , which provides support to people ... the physical and psychosocial challenges that can impede ... of six modules, Communication With Your Provider ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... and MELBOURNE, Australia , Sept. ... Biopharma today announced the appointments of Dr. Ashraf ... D.V.M ., M.S., to its Board of Directors. Dr. ... Affairs Finance at Genentech and Chief Financial Officer for ... as Vice President and Global Head of Business Development ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... NEW YORK , Sept. 18, 2014 ... novel therapies for the treatment of chronic pain, announced ... James to the position of  Senior Director of ... Clinical Research, Mr. James has established and led successful ... Europe , to facilitate the clinical development ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Novo Nordisk Supports National Hemophilia Foundation Initiative for "Collaborating in Care" Disease Management Program 2Novo Nordisk Supports National Hemophilia Foundation Initiative for "Collaborating in Care" Disease Management Program 3Nexvet Appoints Ashraf Hanna and Joseph McCracken to Board of Directors 2Nexvet Appoints Ashraf Hanna and Joseph McCracken to Board of Directors 3Relmada Therapeutics, Inc. Appoints Christopher W. James As Senior Director of Clinical Development 2
... 2011 Egenix, Inc. -- Donald Fresne, CEO ... appointment of Nils Bergenhem, PhD as President and ... of drug development experience to the company and ... between equally-sized companies, as well as between biotech ...
... Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS ) will be ... at 8:30 a.m. (ET) with analysts and investors to ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO) An audio webcast of the ... Relations portion of the CVS Caremark Web site for ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Nils Bergenhem, PhD - Newly Appointed President and Chief Scientific Officer of Egenix, Inc. 2CVS Caremark Corporation to Hold Second Quarter 2011 Conference Call 2