Maltreated children’s brains show ‘encouraging’ ability to regulate emotions

20 agosto 2015

There’s a common assumption that children subjected to abuse or trauma will have problematic emotions across the board — muted responses to positive situations and extreme reactions to negative ones. But a new study’s findings suggest that maltreated children are perhaps more resilient and adaptable than previously thought. Given the right strategies, abused children have a surprising ability to regulate their emotions, the research shows.