Children whose mother suffer baby blues FOUR times as likely to suffer depression

Source: Daily Mail

251/365 - Manic DepressiveChildren of mothers who suffer postnatal depression are nearly four times as likely to suffer from depression themselves compared to their peers, researchers say.

A study from the University of Reading revealed that by the age of 16, 41.5 per cent of the children whose mothers had suffered with the condition had also experienced an episode of depression.

This compared to 12.5 per cent of their peers.

Professor Lynne Murray looked at 100 first-time mothers over 16 years. Of these, 58 experienced postpartum depression.

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