Neurobiological and psychiatric consequences of child abuse and neglect.

@article{Heim2010NeurobiologicalAP,
  title={Neurobiological and psychiatric consequences of child abuse and neglect.},
  author={Christine Heim and Margaret A Shugart and W Edward Craighead and Charles B. Nemeroff},
  journal={Developmental psychobiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={52 7},
  pages={671-90}
}
The effects of early-life trauma and its consequences for the treatment of depression are reviewed. The prevalence and clinical sequelae of early sexual and physical abuse, neglect and parental loss are described. An overview of preclinical studies that help guide clinical research and practice is presented. Human clinical studies on the neurobiological consequences of early trauma are summarized. Moderating factors, such as genetic variation and sex differences, are discussed. The few current… CONTINUE READING
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