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Neurobiological correlates of interpersonal relationships and disease risk factors
Author/s: Maria Cristina Verrocchio, Daniela Marchetti, Piero Porcelli 
Year:  2018 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  18 Pg. 13-30 FullText PDF:  245 KB
DOI:  10.3280/MAL2018-003002
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Early relationships have a modeling effect on multiple aspects of mental and somatic health. This paper aims at examining evidence of the associations between aversive childhood relationships and disease risk factors in adulthood from experimental, observational, and epidemiologic studies. Particular attention has been paid to the links with epigenetic modifications (DNA methylation and telomere length). Results from literature shows that early relations have detrimental long-life effects on the individual physical health and that it was likely due to biological reprogramming through epigenetic mechanisms and their interactions with the nervous and immune systems.
Keywords: Attachment, brain functioning, immune system, epigenetics.

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Maria Cristina Verrocchio, Daniela Marchetti, Piero Porcelli, Neurobiological correlates of interpersonal relationships and disease risk factors in "MALTRATTAMENTO E ABUSO ALL’INFANZIA" 3/2018, pp. 13-30, DOI:10.3280/MAL2018-003002


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