Do Depressed Moms Pass It On?

October 9, 2013 11:25 PM

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Do Depressed Moms Pass It On?

People whose mothers showed depressive symptoms during pregnancy had an increased risk for depression themselves at age 18, a long-running British cohort study indicated.

Prenatal depressive symptoms were an independent risk factor for depression in adult offspring with an odds ratio of 1.23 (95% CI 1.03-1.44) for each standard deviation of increase in prenatal depression scores on a self-reported instrument, after adjusting for a variety of potential confounding var...

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