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Mother's depression when children are young llnked to risky teen behaviors

from The Science Times

According to a new Canadian study, having a depressed mother during elementary or middle school increases the likelihood that a child will engage in risky behaviors like drinking and smoking during the teen years. The study, which followed nearly 3,000 children since their formative toddler years, demonstrated that not only were children with depressed mothers likely to engage in risky behavior, but also were more likely to start risky health behaviors earlier in their adolescence that other children. more

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