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Author Gerhardt, Sue, 1953-

Title Why love matters : how affection shapes a baby's brain / Sue Gerhardt
Edition First edition
Published Hove, East Sussex ; New York : Brunner-Routledge, 2004


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Description ix, 246 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents The foundations: babies and their brains. Back to the beginning -- Building a brain -- Corrosive cortisol -- Shaky foundations and their consequences. Trying not to feel -- Melancholy baby -- Active harm -- Torment -- Original sin -- Too much information, not enough solutions."If all else fails, hug your teddy bear" -- Birth of the future
Summary "Why Love Matters explains why love is essential to brain development in the early years of life, and how early interactions between babies and their parents have lasting and serious consequences." "Sue Gerhardt explores how the earliest relationship shapes the baby's nervous system. She shows how the development of the brain can affect future emotional well being, and goes on to look at specific early 'pathways' that can affect the way we respond to stress and can contribute to conditions such as anorexia, addiction, and antisocial behaviour."--BOOK JACKET
Analysis Infants - Development
Infant Psychology
Parent and Child
Developmental Neurobiology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [219]-242) and index
Notes Also available online via the World Wide Web, by subscription to EBL (Ebook Library)
Subject Intimacy (Psychology)
Mental illness.
Personality development.
Infants -- Development.
Infant psychology.
Brain chemistry.
Developmental neurobiology.
Brain -- Growth.
Parent and child.
Brain -- growth & development.
Brain Chemistry.
Emotions -- physiology.
Hydrocortisone -- biosynthesis.
Mental Disorders -- chemically induced.
Mental Disorders -- prevention & control.
Personality Development.
Mental Disorders.
Author Ebooks Corporation.
LC no. 2003026871
ISBN 1583918175 paperback alkaline paper
1583918167 hardback alkaline paper