The neurobiological consequences of early stress and childhood maltreatment

@article{Teicher2003TheNC,
  title={The neurobiological consequences of early stress and childhood maltreatment},
  author={Martin H. Teicher and Susan Andersen and Ann Polcari and Carl M. Anderson and Carryl P Navalta and Dennis M. Kim},
  journal={Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews},
  year={2003},
  volume={27},
  pages={33-44}
}
Early severe stress and maltreatment produces a cascade of neurobiological events that have the potential to cause enduring changes in brain development. These changes occur on multiple levels, from neurohumoral (especially the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal [HPA] axis) to structural and functional. The major structural consequences of early stress include reduced size of the mid-portions of the corpus callosum and attenuated development of the left neocortex, hippocampus, and amygdala. Major… CONTINUE READING
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