Brains of children from violent homes function same as combat soldiers

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Witnessing violence can have a traumatic effect on the brain.

Scientists at the University College of London (UCL) and the Anna Freud Center liken the impact of family violence on the brains of children to the brains of soldiers exposed to combat. Both kinds of combat result in hypersensitivity to danger and put subjects at risk for developing anxiety disorders.

 

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Paddling Still Alive in 20 States But Schools Under Pressure to Spare the Rod Forever

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Schools under pressure to abolish corporal punishment.

Tyler Anastopoulos got in trouble for skipping detention at his high school recently, he received the same punishment that students in parts of rural Texas have been getting for generations.

 

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