Orphanage care linked to thinner brain tissue in regions related to ADHD
From the article:
This study is among the first in any setting to document how social deprivation in early life affects the thickness of the cortex, the thin folded layer of gray matter that forms the outer layer of the brain.
“We find a pervasive pattern of differences [among institutionalized children] in areas of the brain related to attention, working memory and social cognition,” McLaughlin said.
It’s known that children raised in institutions tend to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, about four or five times more often than other children, McLaughlin said. The new work suggests how this happens.
I decided that this was a very interesting observation. I then looked at orphanages in Russia:
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, there was an increase in the number of orphans. In 1995, there was a reported 300,000 children in the orphanage system. Although difficult to accurately count, there are an estimated 1 million to 5 million homeless youth. The number of orphanages has increased by 100% over the past decade to 2,176. Some of the reasons for children to end up in the orphanages is due to domestic abuse, their parent's substance abuse, they have lost their parents, or they were found on the streets. As for those who are social orphans there are various reasons why they end up in orphanages. For instance one girl's parents were told when she was born that she wouldn't live long so her parents refused to take her. Other children have been abandoned due to reasons such as their disabilites, or their parent's drug or substance problems.
What's scary is "an estimated 1 million to 5 million homeless youth". That's a helluva breeding ground for crime. Also a massive lack of concern from authorities, that they can't be bothered keeping even a reasonable track of the number of children.
Orphanage conditions in Russia and what they do to children:
There have been reports over the years that the conditions in the orphanages are not providing proper mental and physical care. Researchers have stated that children 3 and under lose one IQ point for every month spent inside. Children adopted from Russia are also more likely than any other country to have fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Doctors visiting some of these institutions have even reported seeing toddlers sitting alone, rocking back and forth, staring blankly, or even banging their heads against walls. Children are often not provided with proper nutrition and are not given quality living and sleeping conditions.You can pick out all the areas of concern in this fucked-up mess. People actually are thinking that Russian girls are good wives? It's a motherfucking hellhole, the girls want out, and you're sucker enough to think these are gonna actually be decent people who are less-than-brain-damaged. The best part: this all started in 1991 and now it's 2014. Of course these 23+yo Russian
Now think about all the children being brought up by single mommies in the Western world. Think about the conditions that they live under. Might they effectively be the same as living in an orphanage? Especially the poverty and the welfare mommies popping out another kiddie with pre-birth problems from alcohol and drugs - all paid for under the lefties "it's for the children" slogan.
If it was really "for the children" they'd revert our social structure to remake ironclad family laws which prevented frivolous divorce. They would also completely drop the entire welfare system for these piece-of-shit single mothers. Finally, they would automatically take the children away from piece-of-shit women who frivorce their men, placing the child firmly in the care of the father - who could choose to decline if the child wasn't actually his own flesh-and-blood (aka a bastard).
Harshness is required to prevent the slide-and-collapse of our civilization - because otherwise conditions will be 100x harder as things go to pieces.