Baby’s stress can last decades

Early stress may impair adult behavior, especially in girls

By Stephen Ornes, 16:37 PM December 4, 2012




The first year is a big one for babies: Everything is new. Infants pick up a lot of information that will be useful throughout their lives. What happens then and on into the preschool years sets the stage for behavior in the years to come.


A new study now finds that young children who started life in rough, stressful situations showed signs of anxiety as teens. Their brains also behaved differently from those of teens who felt more secure during their early childhood.


Anxiety is a feeling ...

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