Children of depressed mothers at risk for behavior problems

April 24, 2015 3:18 PM

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(Reuters Health) - Children are more likely to develop behavioral or emotional problems if their mothers are chronically depressed, even if symptoms aren't severe, a French study finds.

While previous research has linked clinical depression in mothers to mood disorders and other health problems in their children, the current study is among the first to make this connection even when mothers have milder symptoms that might not be diagnosed or treated by clinicians, said lead author ...

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