Furthermore, given that the child has not developed adequate protection from high amounts of these hormones, it leads to the resetting of both neurological and hormonal structures, which in return permanently affects the child brain (Klass para 9). Consequently, the children brains experience damaging outcomes such as deprived cognitive outcomes leading to high exposure to mental disorders, antisocial behaviors, poor academic achievement and an increased likelihood of school dropout (Klass para 8). Notably, Klass observes that when there are no buffering relationships the toxic stress reactions often take place continually, hence generating cumulative effects on the child physical condition such as lifelong mental health problems, obesity, heart disease and weakened systems. Klass points outs that some studies even show that such exposure to toxic stress due to poverty goes on to affect the child genes since it scripts the child lived from a drive towards determination towards patterns of dissatisfaction and deprivation (para 10). Analysis of Childhood Poverty as a Disease.
Works CitedKlass, Perri. "Poverty as a Childhood Disease." The New York Times 13 May 2013: D4.
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