This chapter will outline the relation between stress and memory in children. The chapter will highlight the interactions among brain development, epoch of trauma onset, memory, and neurobiological consequences of trauma. This chapter will propose a model for how stress-induced changes in brain regions and systems involved in stress and memory mediate alterations in traumatic memories in patients with childhood abuse-related mental disorders. The chapter will also comment on the relevance of the model to current controversies about delayed recall of childhood abuse.
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