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Study: Moms' Depression Hurts Kids' Development

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September 8, 1999
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University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
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At age 3, children whose mothers are chronically depressed fare significantly worse on tests and other measures showing school readiness, verbal comprehension and language skills than children of mothers who are never depressed, a major new study concludes. Those whose mothers are sometimes depressed fall somewhere in between, the research shows.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - At age 3, children whose mothers are chronically depressed fare significantly worse on tests and other measures showing school readiness, verbal comprehension and language skills than children of mothers who are never depressed, a major new study concludes. Those whose mothers are sometimes depressed fall somewhere in between, the research shows.


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