Letters Postnatal depression

Postnatal depression poses long term risks to offspring

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5635 (Published 17 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5635
  1. Sebastian Kraemer, consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist1
  1. 1Whittington Hospital, London N19 5NF, UK
  1. kraemer{at}doctors.org.uk

Jones and Shakespeare highlight the ease with which postnatal depression can be missed but do not emphasise the long term risks to children from this condition.1 That it “might also have detrimental effects …

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