Early prediction of neurologic outcome after perinatal depression.

  title={Early prediction of neurologic outcome after perinatal depression.},
  author={Beatrice F. Latal Hajnal and Farhad Sahebkar-Moghaddam and Alison Barnwell and A. James Barkovich and D M Ferriero},
  journal={Pediatric neurology},
  volume={21 5},
Evaluation is presented of whether or not a detailed neuromotor examination at 3 months of age could predict later neurologic abnormalities among term infants with perinatal depression. In a prospective cohort, infants were neurologically evaluated at 3 and 12 months. Infants were scored from 0 to 5 according to a new neuromotor scoring system. The neuromotor score at 3 months (NMS-3) was compared with the NMS at 12 months (NMS-12). Seventy-four infants were enrolled in the study; nine were… CONTINUE READING
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