Preterm birth and psychiatric medication prescription in young adulthood: a Swedish national cohort study.

@article{Crump2010PretermBA,
  title={Preterm birth and psychiatric medication prescription in young adulthood: a Swedish national cohort study.},
  author={Casey Crump and Marilyn A. Winkleby and Kristina Sundquist and Jan Sundquist},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={1522-30}
}
BACKGROUND Recent studies suggest an increased risk of adverse mental health outcomes among young adults who were born preterm. These studies have been based mainly on hospital data, thus missing large numbers of mental health problems that do not require inpatient treatment. We used national outpatient and inpatient pharmacy data to evaluate whether individuals who were born preterm were more likely to be prescribed psychiatric medications during young adulthood than individuals who were born… CONTINUE READING

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