|Reference code: ||PT/FB/BL-2012-157.10|
|Location: ||Arquivo PCA - Pasta 21/2012|
|Environmental and genetic factors envolved on child development outcomes|
|Publication year: ||2014|
Introduction: The aim of this paper is to present a longitudinal study to detect early signs of developmental and mental health problems, namely among infants who were exposed to environmental risk factors. Gene-environment interaction on the vulnerability and resilience to developmental and mental health problems is the core of this study.
Method: We are studying 400 families from 28 weeks of gestation up to 18 months after childbirth. During the gestational period, sociodemographic and substance abuse information is collected. At 6 weeks postpartum data on perinatal background and parental mental health is collected. Salivary samples are collected from infants for 5-HTT genotype analysis. The infant's regulation of arousal, activity, affect and attention is assessed. At 6, 12 and 18 months postpartum several measures of infant development and temperament take place, as well as parental psychopathology and stress.
Results: We expect to provide data on families in which the parent's condition and life circumstances or the characteristics of the child threaten the social, emotional, behavioral and cognitive development of the child.
Conclusions: The detection of nature vs nurture factors involved on child development outcomes allow the conception of early intervention programs.
|Accessibility: ||Document exists in file|
|Secondary author(s): |
|Tendais, I., Tojal, C., Canário, C., Figueiredo, B., Guedeney, A.|
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|Costa, R., Tendais, I., Tojal, C., Canário, C., Figueiredo, B., & Guedeney, A. (2014). Environmental and genetic factors envolved on child development outcomes. Infant Mental Health Journal, 35(Suppl. 3), 338. |
|Indexed document: ||Yes|
|Keywords: ||Risk factors / Mental health / Children|
Environmental and genetic factors envolved on child development outcomes