Prenatal stress and brain development

  title={Prenatal stress and brain development},
  author={Arnaud Charila and David P. Laplanteb and Cathy Vaillancourtc and Suzanne Kinga},
  • Arnaud Charila, David P. Laplanteb, +1 author Suzanne Kinga
  • Published 2010
Article history: Accepted 9 June 2010 Available online 13 June 2010 Prenatal stress (PS) has been linked to abnormal cognitive, behavioral and psychosocial outcomes in both animals and humans. Animal studies have clearly demonstrated PS effects on the offspring's brain, however, while it has been speculated that PS most likely affects the brains of exposed human fetuses as well, no study has to date examined this possibility prospectively using an independent stressor (i.e., a stressful event… CONTINUE READING