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Towards a rational diagnosis for children with complex trauma histories.

The role of stress in epileptic seizure

The positive effect of good sleep habits on mental health.

The impact of poverty on educational outcomes for children

Poverty Impedes Cognitive Function

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Neurophysiological evidence of an association between cognitive control and defensive reactivity processes in young children

The influence of shame on posttrauma disorders; have we failed to see the obvious?

Lesions of the Basal Amygdala Block Expression of Conditioned Fear But Not Extinction

Prenatal stress is a vulnerability factor for altered morphology and biological activity of microglia cells

Disrupted Effective Connectivity Between the Amygdala and Orbitofrontal Cortex

Multisensory Integration and Child Neurodevelopment

Modafinil effects on cognition and emotion in schizophrenia and its neurochemical modulation in the brain

 Cannabinoid facilitation of fear extinction memory recall in humans

A selective dopamine reuptake inhibitor improves prefrontal cortex-dependent-main

Aneuploidy: implications for protein homeostasis and disease 15.full

The role of material, psychosocial and behavioral factors in mediating the association between socioeconomic position and allostatic load

“Because aneuploidy has been associated with many diseases, foremost among them being cancer, and has also been linked to aging, we also offer our perspective on whether and how the effects of aneuploidy on protein quality control could contribute to these conditions. We argue that acquiring a deeper understanding of the relationship between aneuploidy, disease and aging could lead to the development of new anti-cancer and anti-aging treatments.”

 “The neurobiology of exaggerated fear is important in understanding traumatic stress and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Decades of animal studies have shown that the amygdala is key in the neuronal system that orchestrates the fear memory and exaggerated fear evoked by stress.”

Recent models of psychosis implicate stressful events in its etiology. However, while evidence has accumulated for childhood trauma, the role of adult life events has received less attention.

Bipolar and borderline personality disorder share some genetic variations

Oxytocin improves behavioural and neural deficits in inferring others’ social emotions in autism

How Stress Tears Us Apart


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Link between autism and schizophrenia

Trauma-related Structural Dissociation of the Personality

Memory, Imagination and Fear have an intimate relationship that served survival throughout mammalian evolution

Genomic and epigenetic evidence for oxytocin receptor deficiency in autism

Epigenetic regulation of the glucocorticoid receptor in human brain associates with childhood abuse

Childhood maltreatment and psychopathology: A case for ecophenotypic variants as clinically and neurobiologically distinct subtypes


“During times of stress, levels of reactive oxygen species can rise significantly and may trigger apoptosis or programmed cell death. It is now widely accepted that many cancer cells are, by their very nature, under high oxidative stress.”





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