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8 Distressing Facts on Emotional Trauma


8. Trauma on a Physiologic Level

In one study, researchers found distinct differences in the MRI images of the brains of adult male child abuse victims as compared to males who experienced no abuse.

Prolonged exposure to stress causes the fight or flight response to become stuck in a state of hyperarousal. If prolonged this can cause permanent and lasting changes the neuro-pathways of the brain.

Brain Inflammation

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