This cohort study examines whether selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor exposure during pregnancy is associated with speech/language, scholastic, and motor disorders in offspring up to early adolescence.
This cohort study uses Danish national registry data to examine associations between parental psychiatric disease and risks of attempted suicide and violent offending among offspring.
This cohort study using 8 public data registers reports that parent-offspring transmission of alcohol use disorder results from both genetic and environmental factors.
This prospective study found that parental history of a suicide attempt conveys a nearly 5-fold increased odds of suicide attempt in offspring at risk for mood disorder.
Singh and coauthors examine anomalous neural processing of reward in children at familial risk for bipolar disorder.
Lyall and coauthors examine the familiality of Social Responsiveness Scale scores of individuals with and without autism spectrum disorder.
Holz and coauthors clarify the influence of maternal smoking during pregnancy on the neural circuitry of response inhibition and its association with related behavioral phenotypes such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and novelty seeking in the mother’s offspring.
D’Onofrio and coauthors examine the associations between advancing paternal age at childbearing and offspring morbidity.
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.
Pearson et al investigate the hypothesis that there are independent associations between antenatal and postnatal depression with offspring depression and that the risk pathways are different.
D’Onofrio et al estimate the extent to which the associations between early gestational age and offspring mortality and morbidity are the result of confounding factors in a population-based cohort study.
Hicks et al examine the familial transmission of externalizing disorders among both adoptive (genetically unrelated) and biological relatives to better distinguish genetic and environmental mechanisms of transmission.
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
controlled for in the analyses. See the Editorial by Slotkin.
Parboosing et al study a population-based birth cohort to determine whether maternal gestational influenza is related to bipolar disorder in their offspring.