Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

New Clues for Medications to Prevent Disorders Caused by Early-Life Stress

New Clues for Medication to Prevent Disorders Caused by Early-Life Stress

For several decades researchers have known that acute stress experienced early in life can harm the brain and can lead immediately or in later years to a variety of disorders, from depression and anxiety to panic disorder and PTSD.

These observations have launched many research projects, aimed at identifying the underlying brain areas harmed by early-life stress and seeking to untangle the intertwined and overlapping neural circuits that are in various ways modified, leading to emotional and behavioral problems.