About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Depression During Pregnancy may Increase Offspring’s Risk of Mental Health Issues

by Kathy Jones on October 12, 2013 at 8:33 PM
Font : A-A+

 Depression During Pregnancy may Increase Offspring’s Risk of Mental Health Issues

A new study published in the JAMA Psychiatry suggests that children born to mothers who struggled with depression during pregnancy also have a slightly increased risk of depression.

Researchers led by Dr Rebecca Pearson from Bristol University followed children born to more than 8,900 mothers who had struggled with postnatal or antenatal depression.

Advertisement

The researchers found that the children had 1.3 times the risk of suffering from depression by the time they turned 18 years of age.

"Depression in pregnancy should be taken seriously and treated in pregnancy. It looks like there is a long-term risk to the child, although it is small", Dr Pearson told the BBC, adding that their findings needed further study.



Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Resting Heart Rate
Is COVID-19 Vaccination during Pregnancy Safe?
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Adolescence Depression Anxiety Disorder Depression Trimester of pregnancy Pregnancy and Exercise Home Pregnancy Test Pregnancy Psychological Changes In Pregnancy Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation Breech Presentation and Delivery 

Recommended Reading
Pregnancy and Antenatal Care
What is Antenatal care and its importance during pregnancy for mother and baby, with details on the ...
Pregnancy and Complications
In-depth guide for expecting mothers to overcome health complications related to early or late ......
Pregnancy and Diet
Pregnant women should pay special attention to their diet. The diet before and during pregnancy ......
Anxiety Disorder
Anxiety disorder involves excessive worry about actual circumstances, events or conflicts. Anyone ca...
Breech Presentation and Delivery
Breech birth or presentation is delivery of the fetus in a bottom or foot-first position. Causes of ...
Depression
Depression is one of the most common mental disorders affecting approximately 340 million people in ...
Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation
During pregnancy & lactation a nutritious diet, suitable exercise, adequate rest and a tranquil mind...
Home Pregnancy Test
A home pregnancy test is a test done to find out if one is pregnant or not in the relative comforts ...
Pregnancy
Detailed look at Early pregnancy Symptoms and easy health solutions during 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimeste...
Psychological Changes In Pregnancy
Pregnancy is an experience of growth, change, enrichment and challenge. During the 40 weeks of pregn...
Trimester of pregnancy
Encyclopedia section of medindia explains in brief about confirmation of pregnancy in first ......

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use