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Stressed Babies May be Prone to Trouble Later

Monday, 03 November 2008 18:47
A recent article in Reuters discussed the effects stress has on babies future emotional development. Scientists have found levels of the stress hormone cortisol to be much higher in crying babies. Dr. Michael Commons of the Harvard Medical School suggested that constant stimulation by cortisol in infancy caused physical changes in the brain. He proposes that our modern societies do not offer enough physical touching and interacting with infants leading to higher levels of stress.

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