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The evidence is staggering!
POVERTY destroys THE BRAIN!
POVERTY CAUSES STRESS!
STRESS ATROPHIES THE BRAIN!
STRESS ACTIVITIES THE HIPPOCAMPUS;
WHICH CAUSES DEPRESSION AND DIABETES!
POVERTY CAUSES PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS!
A study at Boston Children’s Hospital concludes, severe psychological and physical neglect produces measurable changes in children’s brains.
Stress and poverty go hand-in-hand. More important than unhealthy lifestyles and lack of access to good healthcare, chronic stress makes many susceptible to cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, depression and diabetes. The impact upon the brain is seen with those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder: the hippocampus part of their brains is atrophied.
Chronic stress, which is experienced by many poor children, can be devastating since the hippocampus regulates emotional responses, is critical in the formation of memory and spatial awareness.
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