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Recent Study Concludes That Poverty Affects Childhood Brain Development

Posted in Behavioral Health

A study recently published in JAMA Pediatrics indicates that exposure to poverty in early childhood materially impacts brain development.  The study also found that “some of the negative effects on the brain…can be mediated by the level of support or hostility of the children’s caregivers, as well as the level of stressful events in life.”

Additional media commentary on the study can be found on these various sites: Bloomberg, CBS NewsU. S. News & World Report, MedPage Today, and Reuters.