Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Smoking during pregnancy may increase risk of bipolar disorder in offspring


Public release date: 1-Oct-2013
Contact: Stephanie Berger
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health

A study published today in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggests an association between smoking during pregnancy and increased risk for developing bipolar disorder (BD) in adult children.


The study was based on 79 cases and 654 comparison subjects. Maternal smoking during pregnancy was associated with a twofold increased risk of BD in their offspring.


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