Childhood Lead Paint Poisoning Exposure Study and Adopted Child Study Show Similar Unwanted Behaviors in Adults from Childhood Exposure.
The childhood developmental stages coined by Erickson, are difficult for the adoptee to progress through, much less to master each stage and graduate to the next. Developmental arrest, stagnating within each phase and regressing between stages is a sad but common reality for adopted children.
In a recent study on the developmental side affects of children exposed to lead paint shows a similar pattern of adaptive behavior of adopted children, of unwanted side effects that continue from childhood into adult behavioral defects. Although the Lead exposure side effects is a biological circumstance, where the adopted child is a psychological and implicit memory from data stored in the limbic brain related to the freeze-flight-fight response.
(Study Environmental Lead Poisoning Exposure Kim Detrich Study Speaker)
In the infant's oral developmental phase of the lead study the children were not progressing beyond this milestone psychologically and were prone to the hand-to-mouth fixation that resulted in later risky adult behaviors such as smoking, over eating and other oral behaviors where the children did not master the developmental stage and move on to the next stage.
Similar to the adopted child's lack of mastery of the predictable developmental phases in childhood, where the emerging adult is missing the mastery and floundering between stages, causing adult risk factors in health behaviors, anxiety and compulsivity that relate to the psychological primal wounding that causes the child defense mechanism use, coping, compensating and adaption without the needed and necessary for growth development, mastery of stages and genetic ques provided by biological parenting that the adopted child is lacking.