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Abnormalities of child development 

Abnormalities of child development
Abnormalities of child development

David Coghill

, Sally Bonnar

, Sandra L. Duke

, Johnny Graham

, and Sarah Seth

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date: 24 November 2020

Psychiatric aspects of premature birth 40

Attachment disorders 42

Personality disorders 44

Gender identity disorders 46

Specific developmental disorders of speech and language 48

Sensory impairment 50

Recommended reading 52

Premature birth is associated with a number of risk factors for physical health problems, which can have a direct or indirect effect on mental health. Very preterm birth (before 33 weeks’ gestation) is significantly associated with psychiatric morbidity....

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