Animal Studies Find Many Lasting Harms Caused by Maternal Deprivation Part II

multiple dates – multiple peer-reviewed research papers – posted at Science Direct – MATERNAL DEPRIVATION
“Maternal deprivation produces abrupt increases in HPA axis activity as indicated by elevations in the serum concentrations of corticosterone (the rodent equivalent to cortisol) and ACTH, in conjunction with CRF hypersecretion.”


May 2018 – peer-reviewed research – Science News covering research published in Translational Psychiatry : “Even brief maternal deprivation early in life alters adult brain function and cognition: Rat study

KF reference copy here (PDF)

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Science
“When a baby is taken from its mother for even a brief period early in life, this traumatic event significantly alters the future, adult function of the brain, according to a new animal model study. These changes in the brain are similar to disturbances in brain structure and function that are found in people at risk for neuropsychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia.”

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