The role of sleep and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis for behavioral and emotional problems in very preterm children during middle childhood.

@article{PerkinsonGloor2015TheRO,
  title={The role of sleep and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis for behavioral and emotional problems in very preterm children during middle childhood.},
  author={Nadine Perkinson-Gloor and Priska Hagmann-von Arx and Serge Brand and Edith Holsboer-Trachsler and Alexander Grob and Peter Weber and Sakari Lemola},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={2015},
  volume={60},
  pages={
          141-7
        }
}
Very preterm children are at higher risk to develop behavioral and emotional problems, poor sleep, and altered hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical activity (HPAA). However, knowledge on objective sleep and HPAA as well as their role for the development of behavioral and emotional problems in very preterm children is limited. Fifty-eight very preterm children (<32nd gestational week) and 55 full-term children aged 6-10 years underwent one night of in-home polysomnographic sleep assessment… CONTINUE READING
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