Chapter 3 Prenatal and Maternal Psychosocial Stress in Primates : Adaptive Plasticity or Vulnerability to Pathology ?

In many species of vertebrates, prenatal and early postnatal stress can have long-lasting consequences for neuroanatomical, neuroendocrine, or behavioral development. In primates including humans, prenatal psychosocial stress and postnatal psychosocial stress induced by the mother’s behavior represent important sources of nongenetic maternal effects through… CONTINUE READING