Depression: Depression & Related Conditions
Resources
Basic Information
Introduction and Types of Depressive DisordersRelated Disorders / ConditionsHistorical and Current UnderstandingsBiology, Psychology and SociologyTreatment - Medication and PsychotherapyAlternative Medicine and Self-Help ResourcesSpecial IssuesReferences
More InformationTestsLatest News
Americans' Stigma Against Depression May Finally Be Fading: StudyFish Oil Has No Effect on Depression, Study FindsOnline Programs, Phone Apps Can Help Treat DepressionPostpartum Depression Can Do Long-Term Harm to Women's FinancesSocial Media Tied to Higher Risk of DepressionAHA News: Researchers Start to Uncover the Pandemic's Impact on Mental HealthScreening School Kids for Depression Boosts Diagnoses, OutcomesAfter Clocks 'Fall Back' This Weekend, Watch Out for Seasonal Mood ChangesMagnetic Brain Stimulation Helped Rid Him of Decades-Long DepressionVision Troubles Could Raise Midlife Depression Risk for WomenAntidepressants Plus Common Painkillers May Raise Bleeding RiskTreating Depression Could Lengthen Lung Cancer Patients' LivesDepression in Early Life May Up Dementia Risk LaterFirst Year of Pandemic Saw Depression Rates Triple'Personalized' Brain Zaps May Ease Tough-to-Treat DepressionIs Insulin Resistance a Recipe for Depression?Depression During Menopause: How to Spot It and Treat ItCould You Help Prevent a Suicide? Know the Warning SignsThe Bigger the City, the Lower the Depression Rates?Shock Therapy Safe, Effective for Tough-to-Treat DepressionDepression Plagues Many Coal Miners With Black Lung Disease1 in 4 People With Anxiety, Depression Couldn't Get Care During PandemicDads of 'Preemie' Babies Can Be Hit by DepressionTreating Teachers' Depression Could Boost Young Students' Grades: Study'Laughing Gas' Shows Promise Against Tough-to-Treat Depression'Early Birds' May Have Extra Buffer Against DepressionTennis Star Naomi Osaka's 'Time Out' Highlights Common, Crippling Mental Health IssueMassive Gene Study Probes Origins of DepressionAHA News: Link Between Depression and Heart Disease Cuts Both WaysAHA News: Depression and Anxiety Linked to Lower Levels of Heart Health in Young AdultsNothing to Sniff at: Depression Common for People With COVID-Linked Smell LossPandemic Is Leading to More Depression for Pregnant Women Worldwide: Study'Non-Drug' Approaches Can Fight Depression in People With DementiaHalf of COVID Survivors Struggle With Depression: StudyDepression Often Follows Stroke, and Women Are at Higher RiskAs Lockdowns Cut Into Exercise Time, Depression Rates Are RisingCommon Antidepressants Won't Raise Risk for Bleeding Strokes: StudyFeeling SAD? Here Are Ways to Ease Winter BluesTreating Mom's Postpartum Depression Could Help Baby's Brain, TooPreventive Intervention for Premature Infants Effective
Links
Related Topics

Anxiety Disorders
Bipolar Disorder
Suicide
Addictions: Alcohol and Substance Abuse

Preventive Intervention for Premature Infants Effective

HealthDay News
by -- Lindsey Marcellin
Updated: Jun 14th 2010

new article illustration

MONDAY, June 14 (HealthDay News) -- A home preventive care program for very premature infants and their caregivers results in improved behavioral and emotional regulation at age 2, as well as less depression and anxiety among caregivers, according to research published online June 14 in Pediatrics.

Alicia J. Spittle, Ph.D., of the Murdoch Children's Research Institute in Melbourne, Australia, and colleagues conducted a study of 120 very preterm infants (<30 weeks) to determine the effects of a home preventive care intervention on child development at 2 years of age and caregiver mental health. Sixty-one infants were assigned to the intervention group, and 59 were assigned to a control group. The intervention involved nine home visits in the first year from a psychologist and a physiotherapist.

Using a variety of assessment tools when the children reached the corrected age of 2 years, the researchers found no statistically significant differences in cognitive, language or motor scores between the groups, although caregivers of children in the intervention group reported significantly less externalizing and dysregulation behaviors and increased competence of the intervention children as compared with the control children. Parents of children in the intervention group reported less anxiety and depression than those in the control group.

"Greater selectivity for high-risk populations may identify infants who may benefit most from any specific, targeted form of intervention. Reassessment of the children and their families at a later age is vital for determining the longer-term benefits of this program," the authors write.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)




328 W. Claiborne St.
P.O. Box 964
Monroeville,
Alabama 36460
Tel: (251)575-4203
Fax:(251)575-9459


powered by centersite dot net