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Effects of antenatal stress and anxiety: Implications for development and psychiatry

  • Vivette Glover (a1) and Thomas G. O'Connor (a2)
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It is increasingly apparent that antenatal maternal mood can have lasting effects on the psychological development of the child. Until recently, behavioural and biological evidence was limited to animal studies but there is growing evidence that a parallel process exists in humans. This editorial reviews findings from the animal research, considers how studies in humans have begun to tackle this issue, and examines what implications these findings have for developmental models of psychopathology.

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Professor Vivette Glover, Fetal and Neonatal Stress Research Group, Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, Hammersmith Campus, Du Cane Road, London W12 0NN, UK. Tel: 020 7594 2136; Fax: 020 7594 2138; e-mail: v.glover@ic.ac.uk
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Effects of antenatal stress and anxiety: Implications for development and psychiatry

  • Vivette Glover (a1) and Thomas G. O'Connor (a2)
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