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Could you tell me what happens when children are abused that makes them not form values as adults?

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Dr. Alan Mease
Pediatrics 49 years experience
Neurobiology trauma: The effects of child abuse are profound so the answer to this question is complicated. We know that most parents who abuse their child were abused as children and many criminals were abused as children. Good relationships with parents are critical for normal brain development and function. Childhood experiences shape the structure and function of the brain. Search interpersonal neurobiology.

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