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Even Brief Maternal Deprivation Early In Life Permanently Alters Brain Function and Cognition: Rat Study

Posted by on May 8, 2018 in Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Even Brief Maternal Deprivation Early In Life Permanently Alters Brain Function and Cognition: Rat Study

“Children exposed to early-life stress or deprivation are at higher risk for mental illness and addictions later in life, including schizophrenia,” said study co-author Brian F. O’Donnell, professor of psychological and brain sciences at IU Bloomington. “We have identified enduring changes in the brain and behavior that result from one type of stress in a rodent. These types of brain changes might mediate the effects of adverse events on children. Thus, policies or interventions that mitigate stress to children could reduce vulnerability to emotional disorders in adulthood.”

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