Advances and future directions in the study of children's neurobiological responses to trauma and violence exposure.

@article{Bevans2005AdvancesAF,
  title={Advances and future directions in the study of children's neurobiological responses to trauma and violence exposure.},
  author={Katherine Bevans and Arleen B Cerbone and Stacy Overstreet},
  journal={Journal of interpersonal violence},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 4},
  pages={418-25}
}
One of the most exciting developments to emerge from the field in the past 20 years is the increasing attention to neurobiological responses to violence and trauma exposure. Although researchers have yet to identify a consensual pattern of neurobiological response to violence and trauma exposure, it does appear that some type of alteration in the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis is likely. This article briefly reviews the multiple moderating factors that help account for the divergent… CONTINUE READING