Thursday, July 22, 2010

Daughters of alcoholic mums most at risk

Scientists know that the children of alcoholics are at a greater risk of developing mental-health problems but the effects of gender on this process are not really known. Researchers from Yale University used information from the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions to study 40,374 people with and without a history of paternal or maternal alcoholism. They found that the greatest risk was experienced by daughters whose mothers were alcoholics who were more likely to smoke and drink heavily and to suffer from mania and schizoid personality disorder.

You can find out more about this research by clicking on the link in the title of this post.

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