Depression in pregnancy may affect children's mental health, study finds

11 Oct 2013
Source: 
The Guardian

‘The Guardian’ reports that the children of women who are depressed during their pregnancy may be more likely to succumb to depression themselves by the age of 18, according to new research. Experts called for more help for women who are depressed in pregnancy, saying the study confirmed that the development of people’s mental health begins before birth. “The findings have important implications for the nature and timing of interventions aimed at preventing depression in the offspring of depressed mothers,” the authors wrote.

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