Effects of the social environment and early life stress on neurodevelopment, cognition, behaviour and health.

@article{Meaney2015EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of the social environment and early life stress on neurodevelopment, cognition, behaviour and health.},
  author={Michael J. Meaney},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2015},
  volume={61},
  pages={11}
}
Adverse conditions early in life have been identified as risk factors for the susceptibility for psychopathology during adolescence and adulthood. A change in the regulation of stress response systems has been discussed as potential mechanism linking early life stress to later psychopathology. Over the past several years, we have gathered data from several independent studies assessing the regulation of the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (hpa) axis, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous… CONTINUE READING