Trajectories of Neurobehavioral Development
The Clinical Neuroscience of Child Abuse
This chapter reviews what is known about the clinical neuroscience of child abuse and provides new findings on neuroanatomical effects of child abuse and their relation with memory processes. Research shows that children who have been abused perform as well as other children on basic memory tasks. Global brain-volume differences have not been associated with differences in children's memory performance. However, there is a growing body of evidence suggesting that memory deficits do exist for individuals with abuse histories, and that these deficits are related to neuroanatomical anomalies.
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