• psychology

    Your brain can be affected by your associates past stresses

    Your brain¬†knows more than you know Simply observing fear in others changes brain connectivity Research shows that it is not necessary to experience trauma directly to be affected by it. A recent study provides evidence that simply being around someone who has had a stressful experience can make changes to the way the brain processes information Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops in some people following a frightening, dangerous, or shocking event. Although most people do not develop PTSD after such an experience, an estimated 7-8 percent of people in the United States will experience PTSD during their life. Symptoms vary from individual to individual, but can include flashbacks, intrusive negative…