Study reveals correlation between infancy sleep problems and psychosis during adolescence

Written by Alice Bough (Future Science Group)

A team of researchers based at the University of Birmingham (UK) has analyzed a large dataset collected over a period of almost 30 years containing parent-reported data on the sleep behaviors of their children. The group has drawn links to suggest that sleep problems during infancy correlate with psychopathological symptoms during adolescence. The results of the paper, published in JAMA Psychiatry, provide further evidence that sleep behavior can be linked to the development of mental health conditions. “We know from previous research that persistent nightmares in children have been associated with both psychosis and borderline personality disorder (BPD),” commented first...

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