Early life influences on life-long patterns of behavior and health.

  • Bruce S. McEwen
  • Published 2003 in
    Mental retardation and developmental disabilities…


The stability of a child's early life has profound effects on physical and mental health, and unstable parent-child relationships, as well as abuse, can lead to behavioral disorders and increased mortality and morbidity from a wide variety of common diseases later in life. One common consequence, namely, depressive illness, is associated with chemical… (More)


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