Maternal perinatal depressive symptoms and offspring psychotic experiences at 18 years of age: a longitudinal study

Lancet Psychiatry

Fecha de publicación: May 2020


Autores: Ramya Srinivasan, BMBCh., Rebecca M Pearson, PhD., Prof Sonia Johnson, PhD., Gemma Lewis, PhD., Prof Glyn Lewis, PhD.

Background: Evidence exists that maternal depression in the perinatal period has an adverse effect on a range of early childhood outcomes and increases the risk of offspring depression during adolescence. However, the association between maternal depression during the perinatal period and offspring psychotic experiences has not been investigated. We aimed to investigate whether there is an association between maternal antenatal or postnatal depression and offspring psychotic experiences at 18 years of age.

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