Antenatal depression predicts depression in adolescent offspring: prospective longitudinal community-based study.

@article{Pawlby2009AntenatalDP,
  title={Antenatal depression predicts depression in adolescent offspring: prospective longitudinal community-based study.},
  author={Susan J Pawlby and Dale F. Hay and Deborah Sharp and Cerith S Waters and Veronica O'Keane},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={113 3},
  pages={236-43}
}
BACKGROUND Depression is familial. Evidence shows that untreated postnatal depression is associated with adverse outcomes for the child. Few studies have traced prospectively the course of maternal depression through pregnancy, the postnatal period and the following 16 years in relation to adolescent offspring depression. METHOD The sample was recruited from two general practice antenatal clinics. Of 151 mother-child dyads followed from pregnancy to 16 years, information on the course of… CONTINUE READING

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