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Is There A LINK Between Economics In Infancy and Behavior In Teen Years?
In a study reported in HealthDay News researchers claim to find a link between unfavorable economic conditions at birth and behavior in teen years. Of course, the link between infancy and teen behavior is much more complex than economic factors might suggest. The complete article (linked below) as well as other references shed more light on the topic. See the link to Delinquency Prevention Programs in the Office of Justice Programs.
"Although the past does not necessarily predict the future, it provides important lessons," Ramanathan's team concluded. "Our findings suggest an important static risk factor that mental-health professionals may want to take into account when dealing with children exposed to the current economic crisis."
"We hope that the study inspires mental-health professionals to look for potential causes and explore interventions that can mitigate some of these long-term consequences," he added.
Economic Conditions at Birth Linked to Behavior in Teen Years
HealthDay News, 12/31/2012
"This finding suggests that unfavorable economic conditions during infancy may create circumstances that can affect the psychological development of the infant and lead to the development of behavioral problems in adolescence," the study authors wrote.
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