abuse aggravates stress hormones

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Andrea - posted on 06/30/2010

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You don't say ;0)

Isn't it sad though that people need research to tell them that abuse is not good for anyone?

Brenda - posted on 06/30/2010

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The problem is if they don't do something as extreme as shocks (though the shocks would be very small, like when a human brushes up against a live wire for a second) no one will listen to it. They can't PROVE the increase in stress hormones to same way with seperating them from their mothers. That is the problem. We know that shocking like this increases stress hormones, detractors would say there is no proof that just seperating them from their mother causes it.

Geralyn - posted on 06/30/2010

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Yeah, I am not so keen on shocking baby rats either. I think that regardless of the cause of the stress, once the stress hormones are released, it all has the same effect. There is no doubt in my mind that if you were to post this study as supportive against CIO, the CIO moms would come out of theirs seats with the reaction that they are NOT shocking their children. However, what they fail to realize is the effect of CIO on neurological, emotional and overall development. See Dr. Sears' summary of the research.... http://www.askdrsears.com/html/10/handou...

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Yeah, but what are they proving? that shocking a baby animal causes stress? Why didn't they prove that separating the pups from their mother causes stress? Wouldn't that be more relevant?
Sorry, my distaste for abuse isn't limited to humans.

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Interesting read...although it seems a bit extreme to shock the baby rats... I fail to see the correlation between CIO and Electric shocks.

poor little critters...

Brenda - posted on 06/25/2010

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Great article. Something many people should read. *gasp* REAL research that supports Attachment Parenting. OMG? Really?

Makes sense to me. Erikson said it well with his trust vs. mistrust stage of development (which lasts until 18 months of age). Similar thing.

I mean, when you elevate stress hormones (something that CIO does), it only makes sense that problems are going to happen in the infant brain. You're building an inconsistancy. Mothering paired with the flight or flight instinct. Who knows what ill effects happen on the human brain?

Geralyn - posted on 06/25/2010

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Great article... actually, a great website. It has some really interesting articles.

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