Early life stress alters pituitary growth during adolescence—A longitudinal study

@article{Ganella2015EarlyLS,
  title={Early life stress alters pituitary growth during adolescence—A longitudinal study},
  author={Despina E. Ganella and Nicholas B. Allen and Julian G Simmons and Orli Schwartz and Jee Hyun Kim and Lisa B. Sheeber and Sarah Whittle},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2015},
  volume={53},
  pages={185-194}
}
The pituitary gland is integral in mediating the stress-response via its role in hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis function. Pituitary gland volume (PGV) is altered in stress-related psychopathology, and one study to date has shown stress to be associated with age-related PGV change during adolescence. The current study investigated the effects of a number of different types of early life (i.e., childhood and adolescent) stress (including childhood maltreatment, stressful life events… Expand
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