Altered hair endocannabinoid levels in mothers with childhood maltreatment and their newborns.

Biological Psychology

“The endocannabinoid (EC) system possesses anti-inflammatory properties and seems to be altered in trauma-exposed individuals.

In an intergenerational approach, this study investigated the link between childhood maltreatment (CM) experiences and alterations in the EC system.

Findings indicate altered EC levels during the last trimester of pregnancy in mothers with CM and their developing fetus, highlighting potential intergenerational effects from one generation to the other.”

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