Neurobiology of Childhood Maltreatment

$6.00 | CE Hours:2.00 | Advanced

 

CE Course Description

Childhood maltreatment represents a significant risk factor for psychopathology.  This advanced CE course provides the neuroendocrine findings for the association between maltreatment and atypical development of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis stress response.

Article Author: Eamon McCrory, Ph.D., et al.
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CE Course Objectives

1.  Explain the vulnerability hypothesis.

2.  Investigate the genes for which linkage and association studies have implicated variants within the etiology of PTSD, depression, and antisocial behavior.

3.  Elucidate what GxE research has suggested about how the environment influences risk for psychopathology and resiliency.

4.  Identify the brain region that has been shown to be particularly susceptible to structural change following abuse during the adolescent period.

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