Size at birth affects risk of mental health disorders

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Size at birth affects risk of mental health disorders

Postby BTDT » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:33 am

Size at birth affects risk of adolescent mental health disorders
Date: September 17, 2014
Source: Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen

Compelling support has been offered for the general evolutionary theory that birth weight and length can partially predict the likelihood of being diagnosed with mental health disorders such as autism and schizophrenia later in life. The study analyzed medical records of 1.75 million Danish births, and subsequent hospital diagnoses for up to 30 years, and adjusted for almost all other known risk factors.

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