Premature babies more likely to suffer mental disorders as adults

by Blogburger on June 2, 2012

Babies born early are significantly more likely to suffer serious mental disorders, such as schizophrenia, in later life, a study has found. Very premature babies have more than twice the normal chance of developing schizophrenia and other forms of psychosis Photo: ALAMY tag –> By Laura Donnelly, Health Correspondent 1:00PM BST 02 Jun 2012 Comments The risk is greatest for those born following a pregnancy lasting less than 32 weeks. Compared with normal term babies, they are three times more likely to be hospitalised for a psychiatric problem as an adult, researchers found. Very premature babies have more than twice the normal chance of developing schizophrenia and other forms of…


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