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The effects of pre- and postnatal depression in fathers: a natural experiment comparing the effects of exposure to depression on offspring.

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BACKGROUND: Depression in fathers in the postnatal period is associated with an increased risk of behavioural problems in their offspring, particularly for boys. The aim of this study was to examine for differential effects of depression in fathers on children's subsequent psychological functioning via a natural experiment comparing prenatal and postnatal exposure. METHODS: In a longitudinal population cohort study (the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)) we examined the...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Journal:
Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines
Volume:
49
Issue:
10
Pages:
1069-1078
Publication date:
2008-10-05
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EISSN:
1469-7610
ISSN:
0021-9630
URN:
uuid:3918254c-46fd-463e-8466-bd116a02ed0e
Source identifiers:
139464
Local pid:
pubs:139464

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