Refugee mother-child dyads’ hair cortisol, post-traumatic stress, and affectionate parenting

  title={Refugee mother-child dyads’ hair cortisol, post-traumatic stress, and affectionate parenting},
  author={Hanna Lembcke and Thimo Buchm{\"u}ller and Birgit Leyendecker},
Continuity of psychopathology v. resilience across the transition to adolescence: role of hair cortisol and sensitive caregiving.
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Hair cortisol concentrations among urban and rural-dwelling mother–child dyads, La Romana, Dominican Republic
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Review of child and adolescent refugee mental health.
OBJECTIVE To review stressful experiences and stress reactions among child and adolescent refugees, as well as interventions and ethical considerations in research and clinical work, within the
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