A Generational Effect?

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Patient Care | 0 comments

A Generational Effect?

Daughters Of Women Exposed To Childhood Trauma May Be At Increased Risk For Serious Psychiatric Disorders, Study Indicates.

In “Well,” the New York Times (11/29, Bakalar, Subscription Publication) reports, “The daughters of women exposed to childhood trauma are at increased risk for serious psychiatric disorders,” researchers found after studying some “46,877 Finnish children who were evacuated to Sweden during World War II, between 1940 and 1944.” Investigators also “tracked the health of their 93,391 male and female offspring born from 1950 to 2010.”

The study revealed that “female children of mothers who had been evacuated to Sweden were twice as likely to be hospitalized for a psychiatric illness as their female cousins who had not been evacuated, and more than four times as likely to have depression or bipolar disorder.”

According to HealthDay (11/29, Preidt), “the risk for hospitalization for mood disorders was not higher than normal among sons or daughters of men who had been evacuated as children,” the study also found. The findings were published online Nov. 29 in JAMA Psychiatry.

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