Psychology Of Early Life Stress

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Stress, defined as a state where the homeostasis is disrupted and required subsequent adaptations, is a common phenomenon in today’s society (Kopin, 1995). It exists throughout the lifespan, starting as early as the fetal stage till one’s death. In particular, early life stress has come to light in recent years as it is becoming increasingly prevalent and more critically, it has been shown to increase the susceptibility to neuropsychiatric disorders, such as PTSD, in adulthood (Gibb et al., 2007). Since these psychopathologies are characterized by emotional dysregulation, especially in the aspect of fear as ELS has been associated with increased anxiogenic behaviors (Caldji et al., 2000; Ishikawa et al., 2015; Wei et al., 2010), it is important
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