ARCH Lab Contributes to Study of Psychopathology of Low Birth Weight Survivors

A study examining the mental health trajectories of individuals enrolled in the Extremely Low Birth Weight Cohort found that extremely low birth weight survivors experienced a blunting of the expected improvement in symptoms of depression and anxiety from adolescence to adulthood compared to peers born at normal birth weight. In contrast, no differences were found for externalizing problem behaviour, including symptoms of oppositional defiant and conduct disorder. The findings were published in paper entitled, “Trajectories of psychopathology in extremely low birth weight survivors from early adolescence to adulthood: a 20-year longitudinal study” in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry”.

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