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Stress-a barrier for brain development,is that true?

Stress-a barrier for brain development,is that true?

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Published At October 8, 2015
Reviewed AtJuly 24, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I read that great stress will cause brain development inhibition in children. Can this be caught up through something? Is this permanent?

Answered by Dr. Shubham Mehta

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Great amount of stress in children does affect brain development. As the brain develops till the age of 18 years, stress can affect the development. Stress can, in general, affect the functioning of the body, hormonal balance, and immunity levels as well. If the stress persists beyond the child's tolerance, the effect can be long-lasting or permanent. However, if the child is relieved from stress, he can show a tremendous spurt in development. Some ways to help children under stress would be, play therapy by a trained child psychologist, parenting skills and education andc not keeping undue expectations from children. Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Shubham Mehta
Dr. Shubham Mehta

Psychiatry

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