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Babies Can Catch Stress From Their Mothers, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Study



2/7/2014 7:32:54 AM

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Babies not only pick up on their mother’s stress, but they also show corresponding physiological changes, according to a UC San Francisco-led study. “Our research shows that infants ‘catch’ and embody the physiological residue of their mothers’ stressful experiences,” says lead researcher Sara Waters, PhD, a postdoctoral scholar in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry.

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