Parental depression and offspring psychopathology: a children of twins study.

@article{Singh2011ParentalDA,
  title={Parental depression and offspring psychopathology: a children of twins study.},
  author={Amber L. Singh and Brian M D'Onofrio and Wendy S Slutske and Eric Turkheimer and Robert E. Emery and K. Paige Harden and Andrew C. Heath and Pamela A. F. Madden and Dixie J. Statham and Nicolas Federico Martin},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={41 7},
  pages={
          1385-95
        }
}
BACKGROUND Associations between parental depression and offspring affective and disruptive disorders are well documented. Few genetically informed studies have explored the processes underlying intergenerational associations. METHOD A semi-structured interview assessing DSM-III-R psychiatric disorders was administered to twins (n=1296) from the Australian Twin Register (ATR), their spouses (n=1046) and offspring (n=2555). We used the Children of Twins (CoT) design to delineate the extent to… CONTINUE READING

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