ScienceDaily: Anxiety News
Possible link between infants’ regulatory behaviors and maternal mental health
Functional somatic symptoms are physical complaints, such as headaches, pain, fatigue, and dizziness, that cannot be explained medically. These symptoms affect 10-30 percent of children and adolescents and account for two – four percent of all pediatric doctor visits. A new study finds that infants with regulatory problems (i.e., feeding, sleeping, and tactile reactivity) and/or maternal psychiatric problems may have an increased risk of FSS in later childhood.