Chapter 9. Neurobiological and Behavioral Consequences of Exposure to Childhood Traumatic Stress

  1. Prof. Dr. Bengt B. Arnetz6,7 and
  2. Prof. Rolf Ekman8
  1. Martin H. Teicher1,
  2. Jacqueline A. Samson2,
  3. Akemi Tomoda3,
  4. Majed Ashy4 and
  5. Susan L. Andersen5

Published Online: 21 AUG 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527609156.ch9

Stress in Health and Disease

Stress in Health and Disease

How to Cite

Teicher, M. H., Samson, J. A., Tomoda, A., Ashy, M. and Andersen, S. L. (2006) Neurobiological and Behavioral Consequences of Exposure to Childhood Traumatic Stress, in Stress in Health and Disease (eds B. B. Arnetz and R. Ekman), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527609156.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 6

    Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Wayne State University, 101 E. Alexandrine, Detroit, Michigan 48201-2011, USA

  2. 7

    Division of Social Medicine, Uppsala University, Uppsala Science Park, Social Medicine, 75185 Uppsala, Sweden

  3. 8

    Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Neurochemical laboratory, Mölndal/SU, 43180 Mölndal, Sweden

Author Information

  1. 1

    Developmental Biopsychiatry Research Program, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA 02478, USA

  2. 2

    Harvard Medical School, Depression Research Facility, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA 02478, USA

  3. 3

    Harvard Medical School, Developmental Biopsychiatry Research Program, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA 02478, USA

  4. 4

    Harvard Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, Developmental Biopsychiatry Research Program, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA 02478, USA

  5. 5

    Harvard Medical School, Laboratory of Developmental Neuropharmacology, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA 02478, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 AUG 2006
  2. Published Print: 20 JUL 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527312214

Online ISBN: 9783527609154

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Keywords:

  • stress in health and disease;
  • stress and brain plasticity;
  • neurobiological and behavioral consequences;
  • exposure to childhood traumatic stress;
  • gene expression;
  • myelination;
  • neural morphology;
  • neurogenesis and synaptogenesis;
  • differential sensitivity in various brain regions;
  • psychopathology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Exposure to Stress in Early Life and Stress Response Systems

  • Gene Expression, Myelination, Neural Morphology, Neurogenesis and Synaptogenesis

  • Differential Sensitivity to the Effects of Stress in Various Brain Regions

    • Hippocampus

    • Corpus Callosum

    • Cerebral Cortex

    • Cerebellar Vermis

  • Neuropsychiatric Consequences and Psychopathology

    • Depression

    • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

    • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

    • Borderline Personality Disorder

    • Dissociative Identity Disorder

    • Substance Abuse

  • Perspectives

  • Acknowledgements

  • References