Does prenatal stress alter the developing connectome?

  title={Does prenatal stress alter the developing connectome?},
  author={Dustin Scheinost and Rajita Sinha and Sarah N. Cross and Soo Hyun Kwon and Gordon Sze and R. Todd Constable and Laura R. Ment},
  booktitle={Pediatric Research},
Human neurodevelopment requires the organization of neural elements into complex structural and functional networks called the connectome. Emerging data suggest that prenatal exposure to maternal stress plays a role in the wiring, or miswiring, of the developing connectome. Stress-related symptoms are common in women during pregnancy and are risk factors for neurobehavioral disorders ranging from autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and addiction, to major… CONTINUE READING
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