“The perinatal period, infancy, childhood and puberty are periods of increased neuroplasticity and therefore the brain is particularly sensitive to ‘programming’ by environmental factors at these times”


“Exposure to stress or adversity in early life can programme persistent neural and behavioural changes. Often this programming is maladaptive, increasing the susceptibility of an individual to mood disorders (e.g. anxiety, depression), behavioural disorders (e.g. attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder) and cognitive impairments.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s