I'm not a scientist. I searched for this site - or something like it hoping that someone on here can help me find answers.
There seems to be more and more research happening in the area of early brain development and the effect that chronic exposure to trauma (abuse). What I can't find is research that has used adults who were chronically abused as children, received no treatment and left to try to function as best they could. I need to find out if anyone is aware of this kind of study taking place and where. I'm also curious as to how a scientist or clinician chooses an area to research, how grants or funding is received and so on.
Anyone's help would be very much appreciated.