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The prefrontal cortex in a pandemic: restoring functions with system-, family-, and individual-focused interventions

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The COVID-19 pandemic is an unanticipated and uncontrollable chronic stressor that is detrimental to the mental and behavioral health of children and families, particularly those from disadvantaged and marginalized backgrounds. Chronic stress impairs a myriad of prefrontal cortical functions, important for coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, and has consequences on dyadic parent–child functioning. Informed by neuroscience and clinical evidence, sensitive parenting is a vital avenue of interven...

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10.1037/amp0000823

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0000-0001-7747-5870
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0000-0003-1360-3567
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University of Oxford
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MSD
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Experimental Psychology
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0000-0002-5532-6222
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American Psychological Association
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Volume:
76
Issue:
5
Pages:
729-743
Publication date:
2021-05-13
Acceptance date:
2021-01-14
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1935-990X
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0003-066X
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1176388
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2021-05-14

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