Memory of early maltreatment: neonatal behavioral and neural correlates of maternal maltreatment within the context of classical conditioning.

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BACKGROUND While children form an attachment to their abusive caregiver, they are susceptible to mental illness and brain abnormalities. To understand this important clinical issue, we have developed a rat animal model of abusive attachment where odor paired with shock paradoxically produces an odor preference. Here, we extend this model to a… (More)

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@article{Roth2005MemoryOE, title={Memory of early maltreatment: neonatal behavioral and neural correlates of maternal maltreatment within the context of classical conditioning.}, author={Tania L Roth and Regina M Sullivan}, journal={Biological psychiatry}, year={2005}, volume={57 8}, pages={823-31} }