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The consequences of childhood trauma on children's mental health

By Andreas Bauer, Postdoctoral Researcher in the Human Development and Violence Research Centre, Federal University of Pelotas
Graeme Fairchild, Reader in Developmental Psychopathology, University of Bath
Sarah Halligan, Professor of Child and Family Mental Health, University of Bath
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Childhood trauma may play a key role in many later psychiatric disorders. However, most of what we know about the impact of trauma exposure comes from research with adults.

Less is known about the impact of childhood trauma on teenagers. It is still unclear whether they show the same range of mental health problems as adults or have difficulties mainly in some specific areas – such as having…The Conversation

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