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Brain scars

How trauma effects brain function and behaviour

Abuse or neglect as a child may lead to the development of anxiety or depression related symptoms years later. Are traces of childhood adversities also visible in our brain? And if so, what does this mean? Bernet Elzinga, professor Stress-related Psychopathology at Leiden University studies these scars inside our heads, in search of answers to these questions.


Produced by Fast Facts
With the support of The Young Academy and Bernet Elzinga

Thanks to Iris Koopmans, The Young Academy Office, Marc Molendijk, Lisa van den Berg, Laura Compier-de Block, Steven van der Werff and Leiden University
With images of: NO KIDDING Stop Kindermishandeling!

Made by: Marieke Aafjes 2012

In cooperation with
Camera & editing: Frithmedia

Music: Daan van West
Graphic design: SproetS