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Unformatted text preview: Based on the PCL criteria, 47 women developed PTSD because of 9/11 and 55 did not. Mothers who developed PTSD rated their infants as having more distress. It was found that Maternal PTSD symptoms were positively correlated with infant distress, and maternal morning cortisol levels were inversely related to infant distress to novelty (456). PTSD participants also showed significant decreased salivary cortisol in the morning and before bed, compared to the participants who did not develop PTSD. This study shows that individuals prone to PTSD are more likely to produce distressed offspring than individuals less susceptible to PTSD. These findings suggest that genetic and epigenetic influences are involved in developing PTSD....
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This note was uploaded on 05/07/2008 for the course PSY 4317 taught by Professor Michalski during the Spring '08 term at Baylor.
- Spring '08