Early deprivation in childhood has long lasting effects on the mental health of these children
Early childhood neglect linked to poor memory - interesting science news

Children who have not experienced the warmth of a family life and have faced neglect in institutionalized settings have poor memory and executive functions at 8-16 years compared to children who have been placed in quality foster homes early in life.

Researchers analyzed the data which reported higher mental health problems in institutionalized children in adolescence such as rule-breaking, stealing or assault to come to this conclusion.

This shows that early deprivation and neglect in childhood has long term and sometimes irreversible impact on the cognitive development of children and our focus should be to avoid these problems.

Read the full story: ScienceDaily
Scientific publication: PNAS

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