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Associations between biological markers of prenatal stress and infant negative emotionality are specific to sex

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Purpose: Fetal programming is the idea that environmental stimuli can alter the development of the fetus, which may have a long-term effect on the child. We have recently reported that maternal prenatal cortisol predicts infant negative emotionality in a sex-dependent manner: high prenatal cortisol was associated with increased negative emotionality in females, and decreased negative emotionality in males. This study aims to test for this sex-specific effect in a different cohort, and inve...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.psyneuen.2017.09.004

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University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Medical Research Council
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Braithwaite, EC
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MR/J500501/1
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Psychoneuroendocrinology More from this journal
Volume:
86
Pages:
1-7
Publication date:
2017-09-05
Acceptance date:
2017-09-03
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1873-3360
ISSN:
0306-4530
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725552
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2017-09-05

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