Parents Of Extremely Premature Infants More At Risk for Depression

Reuters (7/20, Rapaport) reports, “When babies are extremely premature, parents are about 10 times more likely to become depressed than mothers and fathers of full-term, healthy infants,” research suggests. Included in the study were “113 mothers and 101 fathers of preemies, as well as 117 mothers and 151 fathers of healthy, full-term infants.” The findings were published online July 18 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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— “Parents of preemies often depressed after birth,” Lisa Rapaport, Reuters, July 20, 2016.

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