Persistent Bullying Can Reshape the Developing Brain of Teens
According to a recent European study, persistent bullying can cause the reshape of the developing brain of teenagers.
For the study, a team of researchers took data from the long-term study on teenage brain development and mental health collected from 682 teens aged from 14 to 19 from England, Ireland, France, and Germany.
Lead study author Erin Burke Quinlan from King's College London comments: “Although not classically considered relevant to anxiety, the importance of structural changes in the putamen and caudate to the development of anxiety most likely lies in their contribution to related behaviors such as reward sensitivity, motivation, conditioning, attention, and emotional processing.”
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