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History of depression in grandparent and parent may raise risk of the condition

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i4431 (Published 12 August 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4431
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. London

People have a higher risk of major depressive disorder if their parents and grandparents have a history of the disorder, a study published online by JAMA Psychiatry has found.1

Although it is well known that people have a greater risk of depression if their parents have experienced it, no previous published study had looked at whether the risk is also heightened if grandparents have a history …

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