Childhood Trauma Changes the Brain

Shavaun Scott
3 min readDec 13, 2021

Consequences can be hard to overcome, but there is hope

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The following is excerpted from my book The Minds of Mass Killers: Understanding and Interrupting the Pathway to Violence (McFarland, 2021). Available through all booksellers.

How the brain adapts to trauma

The fight/flight response is the nervous system’s natural response to a perceived threat and…

Shavaun Scott

Psychotherapist and writer, exploring uncommon bravery and shining light on the human experience.

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