The impact of domestic violence on the female brain


gave | 25 February 2021 Thursday – 11:00 | Last Updated: 25 02 2021 – 11:00

The effect of domestic violence on women’s brains was investigated. Research conducted on 60 women, 28 of whom were subjected to violence in Spain, revealed that violence, whether emotional or physical, shrinks the brains of women. Neurology Specialist Oğuzhan Onultan said, “All types of violence affect a person’s perception, decision making, memory, visual fields, spatial and spatial perception and judgment mechanisms”.

In a study conducted at the University of Granada in Spain, the damage caused by violence to the female brain was investigated with a structural MR technique and a special method. While only certain regions of the brain for post-traumatic stress disorder were investigated in previous studies, this study examined 160 regions of 60 women, 28 of whom were violent. The study has proven that various regions of the brain shrink and become thinner in area.

Evaluating the study, Neurology Specialist from Medicana Kadıköy Hospital. Oğuzhan Onultan said, “All types of violence affect people’s perceptions, decision-making, memory, visual fields, spatial and spatial perceptions and judgment mechanisms. “This kind of damage can sometimes appear as if it is a psychiatric finding in people, but the underlying brain damage is neurological damage,” he said.

“SPEECH AND UNDERSTANDING DISORDERS ARE ARISING”

Dr. Onultan said, “In the study, loss of volume, area and thickness in the lateral sulcus, temporal lobe, frontal lobe, occipital lobe, parietal lobe and limbic area were detected. Especially in the temporal area, the left anterior cingulate cortex, the right precuneus area and the occipital cortex shrinkage was prominent. Speech and comprehension disorders occur in lateral sulcus damage. The temporal lobe manages the functions of hearing, speaking, understanding what is said and making sense of what they see. “As all these functions are impaired, it causes epileptic seizures.”

DIFFICULTY IN DECISION AND VISUAL DISORDERS MAY BE

Dr. Onultan said that with the damage to the frontal lobe of the brain, difficulty in making decisions, and damage to the occipital lobe, visual field disorders may occur.

ANOXIC BRAIN DAMAGE IN TRAUMAS FOR SMOKING 50 PERCENT

Presenting examples from another study conducted at Rutgers University, Onultan said, “This study revealed that women between the ages of 18-24 are more exposed to violence. It has been revealed that anoxic brain injury appears to be 50 percent, especially in traumas related to suffocation. “Post-traumatic stress disorders, suicidal tendencies, and substance abuse can appear in these people as if they were psychiatric symptoms.”

FRONT ARM FRACTURE MAY BE A SYMPTOM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Pointing out that forearm fractures may be a sign of domestic violence, Dr. Onultan continued his words as follows:

“In another study announced by the American Radiology Association, the forearm fracture when the woman raises her hand to protect herself from domestic physical violence should definitely be questioned. Those who apply to the emergency department for physical violence may not want to explain this or there are people around to explain it. Women’s forearm fractures must be questioned. “

PREVENTION; IT IS A PREVENTION OF VIOLENCE

Stating that the first of the measures that can be taken is the prevention of violence, Dr. Onultan said, “The most important situation is to prevent violence. We are against domestic violence both physically and emotionally. We want the lawmakers to secure this, ”he said.