Maternal depression during pregnancy and the postnatal period: risks and possible mechanisms for offspring depression at age 18 years.

@article{Pearson2013MaternalDD,
  title={Maternal depression during pregnancy and the postnatal period: risks and possible mechanisms for offspring depression at age 18 years.},
  author={Rebecca M. Pearson and Jonathan S. Evans and Daphne Kounali and Glyn Lewis and Jon Heron and Paul G. Ramchandani and Tom G O'Connor and Alan Stein},
  journal={JAMA psychiatry},
  year={2013},
  volume={70 12},
  pages={1312-9}
}
IMPORTANCE Some small studies suggest that maternal postnatal depression is a risk factor for offspring adolescent depression. However, to our knowledge, no large cohort studies have addressed this issue. Furthermore, only 1 small study has examined the association between antenatal depression and later offspring depression. Understanding these associations is important to inform prevention. OBJECTIVE To investigate the hypothesis that there are independent associations between antenatal and… CONTINUE READING
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