Author Archives: Melissa Green

Is there a link between early life trauma and mental illness?

Epigenetics is the study of how our environment influences the expression of our genes. My¬†group has found a link between early life experiences and attention. Exposure to traumatic experiences in the early stages of life, including abuse or neglect, parental divorce or mental illness, and poverty, are known to influence the development of some mental illnesses. These early experiences also […]

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