The Lifelong Effects of Early Adversity and Toxic Stress

Pediatrics – “The Lifelong Effects of Early Adversity and Toxic Stress”

Abstract

“Advances in fields of inquiry as diverse as neuroscience, molecular biology, genomics, developmental psychology, epidemiology, sociology, and economics are catalyzing an important paradigm shift in our understanding of health and disease across the lifespan. This converging, multidisciplinary science of human development has profound implications for our ability to enhance the life prospects of children and to strengthen the social and economic fabric of society…. Pediatrics 2012;129:e232–e246”