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Small Refugees Suffer the Effects of Early Neglect

Science  15 Nov 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5290, pp. 1076-1077
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5290.1076

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Under the regime of Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, thousands of orphans languished for months or years in huge, state-run orphanages. Scientists are now studying the children to try to understand how early deprivation alters brain chemistry and behavior