Study by Offord Centre Postdoctoral Fellow, Kimberly L. Day, on bullying and the mental health of children born prematurely


February 19, 2016

 

Kimberly L. Day, Lawson Postdoctoral Fellow at the Offord Centre for Child Studies, has recently co-authored a study with Offord Centre members Louis A. SchmidtMichael H. Boyle and Ryan J. Van Lieshout about the effects of premature birth on children’s mental health. The McMaster University-led study suggests that children born with an extremely low birth weight (ELBW) who experience childhood bullying are at risk of developing mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, antisocial behaviour or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as adults.

More information on this study, which was published in Pediatrics, is available on the Hamilton Spectator, Fox News Health, CBC Hamilton, and Psychiatry Advisor.

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