Maternal prenatal depressive symptoms predict infant NR3C1 1F and BDNF IV DNA methylation.


Prenatal maternal psychological distress increases risk for adverse infant outcomes. However, the biological mechanisms underlying this association remain unclear. Prenatal stress can impact fetal epigenetic regulation that could underlie changes in infant stress responses. It has been suggested that maternal glucocorticoids may mediate this epigenetic… (More)
DOI: 10.1080/15592294.2015.1039221


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