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Published: 2019-06-05 15:56 | Updated: 2019-07-22 16:47

New publication: Prevalence of maternal mental illness among children and adolescents

Christina Dalman and Kyriaki Kosidou, research group Epidemiology of Psychiatric Conditions, Substance use and Social Environment (EPiCSS), have together with researchers in Manchester estimated the prevalence of children and adolescents exposed to maternal mental illness in the UK between 2005 and 2017.

The overall prevalence of maternal mental illness was 23 percent, with depression and anxiety as the most prevalent maternal mental illnesses. The prevalence of diagnosed and treated maternal mental illness is increasing.

The study was recently published in The Lancet Public Health.

Publication

Prevalence of maternal mental illness among children and adolescents in the UK between 2005 and 2017: a national retrospective cohort analysis.
Abel KM, Hope H, Swift E, Parisi R, Ashcroft DM, Kosidou K, et al
Lancet Public Health 2019 Jun;4(6):e291-e300