Developmental change in infants' responses to stress.

  title={Developmental change in infants' responses to stress.},
  author={Michael J. Lewis and Douglas S Ramsay},
  journal={Child development},
  volume={66 3},
Infant stress responses to a well-baby physical examination and inoculation were observed longitudinally at 2, 4, and 6 months of age. In general, there were cortisol increases over base to the procedures. Cortisol level and cortisol response decreased with age. These data indicate a developmental shift in adrenocortical functioning between 2 and 6 months of age. Further evidence for this shift was seen in the stability of individual responses between 4 and 6 months of age. Individual… CONTINUE READING

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