Children's baby teeth may help identify risks for developing mental health disorders later in life, researchers report. The thickness of growth marks in primary teeth may be associated with risk factors for depression and other mental health disorders. The study found the link was associated with the mental health of the mother. Mothers who experienced episodes of depression throughout their life, and those who experienced depression and anxiety at 32 weeks pregnant were more likely to have children with thicker neonatal lines.
Adolescents and adults whose mothers experienced depression, either during pregnancy or shortly after, had a 70% increased risk of being diagnosed with depression.
A new study reveals a link between prenatal depression and sleep quality in children. Researchers report maternal depression, both prenatal and postnatal, is associated with greater sleep disturbances in children.
A new study reveals maternal depression can have a negative effect on her child's cognitive development. Researchers found children whose mothers were depressed scored lower on verbal IQ tests at the age of 5 than their peers whose mothers did not suffer from depression.
Children whose mothers experienced depression early in their life are more susceptable to socio-emotional problems and a reduction in empathy toward others, a new study reports.