Neurologic soft signs and low birthweight: their association and neuropsychiatric implications.

@article{Breslau2000NeurologicSS,
  title={Neurologic soft signs and low birthweight: their association and neuropsychiatric implications.},
  author={Naomi Breslau and Howard D. Chilcoat and Eric Otto Johnson and P M Andreski and Victoria C Lucia},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={2000},
  volume={47 1},
  pages={71-9}
}
BACKGROUND We examine the relationship between neurologic soft signs and cognitive deficits, learning disorders, and psychiatric problems in low birthweight (LBW) and normal birthweight (NBW) children. METHODS Representative samples of LBW and NBW children were selected from the 1983-1985 newborn discharges of two major hospitals in Michigan. Eight hundred-twenty three children (75% of the target sample) were evaluated at ages 6 and 11. A standardized neurologic evaluation was used by… CONTINUE READING

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