Research by Professor Eamon McCrory finds that children exposed to trauma show the same pattern of activity in their brains as soldiers exposed to combat
22 February 2016
by Professor Eamon McCrory (Clinical, Educational
& Health Psychology) has found that children exposed to trauma show
the same pattern of activity in their brains as soldiers exposed to
The brains of soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and
traumatised children were compared as part of the research. In his interview with the BBC about the research, Professor Eamon McCrory says that experiences of maltreatment and domestic violence in childhood can change the structure of the brain leading to long-term vulnerability to mental health problems.
- Watch Professor Eamon McCrory explain the research on the BBC website
- Listen to BBC Radio 4 ‘PM’ on 17 February 2016 (from 50 mins 43 secs)
Image - from BBC video of Professor Eamon McCrory explaining the research.