Neurobiological consequences of childhood trauma.

@article{Nemeroff2004NeurobiologicalCO,
  title={Neurobiological consequences of childhood trauma.},
  author={Charles B. Nemeroff},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2004},
  volume={65 Suppl 1},
  pages={18-28}
}
There is considerable evidence to suggest that adverse early-life experiences have a profound effect on the developing brain. Neurobiological changes that occur in response to untoward early-life stress can lead to lifelong psychiatric sequelae. Children who are exposed to sexual or physical abuse or the death of a parent are at higher risk for development of depressive and anxiety disorders later in life. Preclinical and clinical studies have shown that repeated early-life stress leads to… CONTINUE READING
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