Effects of chronic maternal stress on hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) function and behavior: no reversal by environmental enrichment.

@article{Emack2011EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of chronic maternal stress on hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) function and behavior: no reversal by environmental enrichment.},
  author={Jeff Emack and Stephen G. Matthews},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={2011},
  volume={60 5},
  pages={589-98}
}
Maternal stress during pregnancy is linked to increased risk for impaired behavioral and emotional development and affective disorders in children. In animal models, acute periods of prenatal or postnatal stress have profound effects on HPA function and behavior in adult offspring. However, few animal studies have determined the impact of chronic exposure to stress throughout the perinatal period. The objective of this study was to determine the effects of chronic maternal stress (CMS) during… CONTINUE READING