Untreated Chronic Stress In Children Can Seriously Affect Their Lives As Adults
It Increases The Risk Of Liver And Lung Disease, And Also Cardiovascular Conditions
One of the most common mental conditions in children is attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Parents are aware of this condition, and the child is prescribed the corresponding medication. However, doctors and parents must try to find out what has caused this disorder in the child. In many cases, the answer might be an emotional trauma, which, if left untreated, can result in physical health conditions, later in adult life. According to studies, this can mean twice the risk of developing liver and chronic lung disease, or triple risk of having lung cancer and heart disease, in the lifetime. In chronic stress, the brain secretes the hormone cortisol, which prepares the body for a dangerous. Constant exposure to cortisol prevent the child from focusing properly at school, but also affects the organs, possibly causing damage that will show itself at adult life. Fortunately, there are treatments that allow to rewire a child’s brain and prevent these consequences. Additional information click here.