Neglecting Children Influences their Development

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By Molly Grady

Children who suffer from emotional neglect may be at a higher risk of stroke later in life.

A study at Rush University followed over 1,000 people.

It found that the risk of stroke was nearly three times higher in people who were emotionally neglected as children.

The results could be part of a growing body of evidence that traumatic experiences can influence the development of physical illness, as well as psychiatric disorders.



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