Premature Infants with Abnormal Brain Ultrasound may indicate Mental Disorders

New Research On Premature Infants Reveals Interesting Correlation

A recent study conducted by Columbia University Medical Center researchers discovered a correlation between premature babies who have multiple abnormal brain ultrasounds and psychiatric disorders later in life.

Infants who are born prematurely, which has been, a growing problem in the U.S. – are at a greater risk for injury to the white and gray matter in the brain. This injury can hinder the baby’s full development.

The researchers followed a group of premature infants who had multiple abnormal brain ultrasounds until they were 16 years old in order to compile the data, and found that these individuals were at a higher risk for disorders.

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