The Story of The Dutch Hunger Winter
In 1944, at the end of World War II, food supplies became scarce in the Netherlands and a harsh early winter set in. This resulted in an well documented, awful famine. The Dutch kept great records so researchers have been able to study the long term effects on the children of women who were pregnant during this period. Researchers think that these children, as fetuses, had their nervous system changed as their mother struggled with starvation. 60 years later, these children are found to(1):
It is important to not blame your parents or upbringing on your struggle, but to accept that there could be many factors that drive your anxiety. Managing your mental health is a battle.........it helps to know the roots of what you are fighting.
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