Stress management is among the pillars of brain health maintenance. High and sustained levels of stress can indeed damage neurons, especially in areas of the brain responsible for learning and memory.
What about the effect of stress on the developing brains of infants and children? What are the cognitive consequences? How can these be prevented? This interesting article reports findings from both animal and human research answering these questions:
Brain development goes through sensitive periods during which stressors and nurturing experiences can have lasting effects
Chaos in the home and inconsistent parenting impairs development of self regulatory behaviors, [Read more…] about How are Young Brains Affected by Stress?