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Research Article - Current Pediatric Research (2020) Volume 24, Issue 6

Preterm births and Psychopathology.

Aims: In our study we investigate how the parent’s traumatic experience affects the development of the emotional regulation of the child, through the evaluation of parental reflexive functions. Materials and Methods: In this study the sample was reduced to 90 subjects (ages 4 to 6 years). We investigated the behavioural functioning through the administration of CBCL scales and the evaluation of parental reflexive functions through the questionnaire RFQ 8. Results: We found an inverse correlation between the sub-scale Certainty and internalizing disorders. We then found an inverse correlation between the Uncertainty sub-scale and the externalizing disturbances. Conclusions: In this study we also demonstrated that parental reflexive functions had an implication in determining dysfunctional behaviour in children. Our analyses have shown that as parents become more certain about their mental states, internalizing behaviour of children decreases, while parents become more uncertain about their mental states, reduce the externalising behaviour of children.

Author(s): Frolli A*, Ricci MC, Lombardi A, Bosco A, Orefice A, Operto FF, Bernardo I

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