This study of parental depression diagnoses and child school grades at the end of compulsory education in Sweden examines the associations of parental depression with child school performance.
In this large prospective cohort study, gastrointestinal symptoms were more common and persistent in children with autism spectrum disorder compared with children with typical development or developmental delay.
Alati and colleagues compare alcohol use by young women born in Australia from 1981 to 1983 at 21 years of age with that of their mothers at the same age.
Lyall and coauthors examine the familiality of Social Responsiveness Scale scores of individuals with and without autism spectrum disorder.
Hoffman et al examine reproductive stoppage in a large, population-based cohort of families. Reproductive curtailment was compared between families with and without a child with autism spectrum disorder.
By linking population records for psychiatric disorders, McGrath et al determine the relative influence of maternal vs paternal age and older vs younger parents with respect to different mental health disorders in their offspring.
Gaysina et al examine the relationship between maternal smoking during pregnancy and offspring
conduct problems among children reared by genetically related and genetically unrelated mothers.
Three studies using distinct but complementary research designs were used. Possible covariates were
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To examine whether early child care moderates associations between maternal depressive symptoms and child internalizing problems (emotional problems, separation anxiety symptoms, and social withdrawal symptoms) during the preschool period, Herba et al performed a population-based prospective cohort study within the Québec Longitudinal Study of Child Development.
Müller et al assess whether adolescents with prenatal exposure to maternal cigarette smoking differ from their nonexposed peers in the response of the ventral striatum to the anticipation or the receipt of a reward.
Parboosing et al study a population-based birth cohort to determine whether maternal gestational influenza is related to bipolar disorder in their offspring.