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Letters Postnatal depression

Don’t forget children and fathers

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 27 August 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1414

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  1. Ruth V Reed, specialist registrar, psychiatry1
  1. 1Berkshire Adolescent Unit, Wokingham Hospital, Wokingham, Berkshire RG41 2RE
  1. ruthvreed{at}

    Musters et al did not elaborate on the serious consequences that postnatal depression can have for a child.1 Recent research has highlighted many worrying transgenerational effects, including reduced cognitive development,2 violence,3 and disturbances …

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