Research: A Depressed, Pregnant Mom Doesn't Bode Well For Child's Mental Health


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Published on Jun 30, 2020
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Children born to mothers who had depression during or after pregnancy are at significantly higher risk of depression themselves later in life.
In fact, UPI reports a new analysis says such children are nearly twice as likely as others to develop the disorder as teens or adults.
Research suggests up to 20% of women suffer from depression during pregnancy, known as perinatal depression.
One in seven women -- or roughly 600,000 annually -- experience post-partum depression, which happens within one year of childbirth.
Children born to mothers with perinatal depression were 78% more likely than other children to be diagnosed with the condition as adolescents or adults.
Children of mothers with postpartum depression were 66% more likely to suffer from depression later in life.

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