Schizophrenia in the offspring of antenatally depressed mothers in the northern Finland 1966 birth cohort: relationship to family history of psychosis.

@article{Mki2010SchizophreniaIT,
  title={Schizophrenia in the offspring of antenatally depressed mothers in the northern Finland 1966 birth cohort: relationship to family history of psychosis.},
  author={Pirjo H M{\"a}ki and Tiina Riekki and Jouko Miettunen and Matti Isohanni and Peter B. Jones and Graham K. Murray and Juha Veijola},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2010},
  volume={167 1},
  pages={70-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Maternal depression is relatively common during pregnancy. The authors examined whether maternal antenatal depressed mood increased the risk of schizophrenia and other psychoses among offspring with and without a familial history of psychosis. METHOD In the Northern Finland 1966 birth cohort, mothers of 12,058 children were asked at mid-gestation at the antenatal clinic if they felt depressed. The offspring were followed for over 30 years, and subsequent schizophrenia and other… CONTINUE READING