The Thoughtful Parent Blog: “The Tangled Web of Depressed Moms and Our Children”

I am a guest author today on the The Thoughtful Parent Blog…here is a piece of my post, and a link to the rest…

“Most people are aware that depression runs in families, but our knowledge tends to stop there. Myrna Weissman is a psychiatric epidemiologist who has spent three decades trying to find out exactly how this occurs, conducting research at Columbia University and New York Psychiatric Institute. “If the mother is depressed and just one other close relative in the family has a history of depression we know the children are likely to show up with either anxiety or depression by the time they’re fifteen,” Myrna Weissman told me in an interview for my book, A Lethal Inheritance.”

via The Thoughtful Parent: Guest Author: Victoria Costello.

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