Some Medications May Alter Childhood Brain Development

Medications that disrupt rapid eye movement (REM) sleep—such as stimulants, antipsychotics, and antidepressants—may alter the development of a child’s brain according to a new study from Washington State University (WSU).  Early in life, the human brain goes through critical periods of structural development when vision, speech, language, motor skills, social skills, and other higher cognitive functions are being developed through neuroplasticity and neural pruning. A new study led by Marcos Frank (link i

Source: Some Medications May Alter Childhood Brain Development | Psychology Today

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