Good Chemistry

March 23, 2022
Karen O’Malia

Details: Early bonding experiences influence our developing brain chemistry, and ultimately our response to environmental stressors. These early experiences later impact our propensity toward emotional dysregulation and addictions. Opiates, in particular, mirror the “good chemistry” of caregiver-child bonding, which is more and more absent in today’s technological and consumerist society.

This presentation will discuss the brain chemistry of effective and dysregulated bonding, and how early patterns of interaction influence a person’s lifelong mental health.