Stress Effects on the Developing Brain

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This chapter provides an overview of the brain's stress response system (the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis or HPA) and how early stressors can influence this system as the child develops. It reviews research suggesting that adverse effects on the stress response system produced by neglectful parenting can be reversed by subsequent more responsive care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdolescent Psychopathology and the Developing Brain
Subtitle of host publicationIntegrating Brain and Prevention Science
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199863914
ISBN (Print)0195306260, 9780195306255
StatePublished - Mar 22 2007

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  • HPA
  • Neglectful parenting
  • Stress response
  • Stress-emotion system


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