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Prenatal Stress and Psychopathology

Kuipers, Mathijs (2018) Prenatal Stress and Psychopathology. Bachelor's Thesis, Biology.


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Prenatal stress is associated with a wide variety of psychopathologies in later life such as ADHD, anxiety disorders, schizphrenia and autimsm. During pregnancy offspring is exposed to maternal signals that give information about the extra-uterine environment. When in a stressfull environment maternal glucorticoids reach the developing fetus and potentially alter its developmental track. Prenatal stress and glucorticoid exposure during pregnancy alter offspring HPA-functioning and brain morphology. These effects are mediated by epigenetic mechanisms. Many effects of PS can be put in an evolutionary perspective and give evidence for a predictive adaptive response to stress

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Supervisor name: Olivier, J.D.A.
Degree programme: Biology
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2018
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2018 12:18

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