Extremely Preterm Children are Three Times As Likely to Have Psychiatric Disorder

Science Daily
Date Published: 
April 25, 2010

Significant advances in the neonatal intensive care have resulted in increased survival rates of children who are born at less than 26 weeks of gestation, so termed "extremely preterm children." Notably, however, improved survival rates have been accompanied by a higher risk for later cognitive, neuromotor, and sensory impairments in these children.