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Preterm birth may increase risk for mental health disorders through adulthood

February 23, 2017

Individuals born at extremely low birth weight had higher risk for mental health problems in childhood, adolescence and adulthood, compared with peers born at normal birth weight.

“Our findings provide evidence that individuals born at extremely low birth weight are at higher overall risk for psychological difficulties than their normal birth weight peers. These difficulties most frequently involve attention, anxiety-related and social problems,” Karen Mathewson, PhD, of McMaster University, said in a press release.

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