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Inherited Factor In Depression

Sutter Stock A brain circuit that governs emotion is passed down from mother to daughter and may be an inherited factor contributing to depression, research has shown. The structure, known as the corticolimbic system, is less likely to pass from mothers to sons or from fathers to children of either gender, the US [...]

For infants, stress may be caught, not taught

New research shows that babies not only pick up on their mother's stress, they also show corresponding physiological changes. "Our research shows that infants 'catch' and embody the physiological residue of their mothers' stressful experiences," says lead researcher Sara Waters, postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, San Francisco. - from universities, journals, and other [...]

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