Chapter 10. Contribution of Early Life Stress to Anxiety Disorder

  1. Prof. Dr. Hermona Soreq2,
  2. Prof. Dr. Alon Friedman3 and
  3. Prof. Dr. Daniela Kaufer4
  1. Marta Weinstock

Published Online: 2 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527628346.ch10

Stress - From Molecules to Behavior: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Neurobiology of Stress Responses

Stress - From Molecules to Behavior: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Neurobiology of Stress Responses

How to Cite

Weinstock, M. (2009) Contribution of Early Life Stress to Anxiety Disorder, in Stress - From Molecules to Behavior: A Comprehensive Analysis of the Neurobiology of Stress Responses (eds H. Soreq, A. Friedman and D. Kaufer), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527628346.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Biological Chemistry, Safra Campus - Givat Ram, Jerusalem 91904, Israel

  2. 3

    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Departments of Physiology and Neurosurgery, Zlotowksi Centre for Neuroscience, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel

  3. 4

    University of California, Berkeley, Department of Integrative Biology, 3060 Valley Life Sciences Bldg. 3140, Berkeley, CA 94720-3140, USA

Author Information

  1. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Pharmacology, Ein Kerem, Jerusalem 91120, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527323746

Online ISBN: 9783527628346

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Keywords:

  • prenatal stress;
  • early life;
  • childhood;
  • anxiety;
  • HPA axis;
  • glucocorticoids;
  • corticotrophin-releasing hormone

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Organization of the Stress Response

  • Alterations in Circulating Hormonal Levels Induced by Chronic Gestational Stress

  • Alterations in the Regulation of the HPA Axis as a Result of Prenatal Stress

  • Alterations in the Regulation of the HPA Axis as a Result of Postnatal Stress

  • Association Between Prenatal Stress and Anxiety Disorder

  • Association Between Early Life Stress and Anxiety Disorder

  • Summary

  • References