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Sensorimotor and cognitive development of infants of mothers with schizophrenia.
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PMID:  10789307     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The parenting environment provided by mothers with schizophrenia is likely to contribute to the cognitive impairment observed in their offspring. AIMS: To assess the relative contribution of maternal schizophrenia, obstetric factors and mothers' lifestyle to the cognitive development of infants in their first year. METHOD: The Bayley Scales of Infant Development were administered to 19 infants of mothers with schizophrenia, 34 with non-psychotic depression in the mother, 29 with affective psychosis in the mother and 24 normal controls when the babies were two and seven months of age. RESULTS: At two months, infants of mothers with schizophrenia and of those with affective psychosis had lower mental development index (MDI) scores than controls. At seven months, infants of mothers with schizophrenia had lower MDI scores than all other groups. When infant birth weight and mothers' social class were taken into account there was no effect of maternal schizophrenia on infants' MDI scores. CONCLUSIONS: Infants of mothers with schizophrenia are likely to have impaired cognitive development. This may be due in part to environmental factors such as the mother's lifestyle.
K Yoshida; M N Marks; M Craggs; B Smith; R Kumar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science     Volume:  175     ISSN:  0007-1250     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1999 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-05-12     Completed Date:  2000-05-12     Revised Date:  2009-09-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0342367     Medline TA:  Br J Psychiatry     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  380-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Perinatal Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, London.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Child Development*
Child of Impaired Parents / psychology
Cognition Disorders / etiology*
Depression / physiopathology
Mothers / psychology
Parenting / psychology
Psychomotor Performance
Schizophrenia / physiopathology*
Schizophrenic Psychology
Socioeconomic Factors
Grant Support
//Wellcome Trust
Comment In:
Br J Psychiatry. 2000 Dec;177:564-5   [PMID:  11102336 ]

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