Study Finds 1 in 3 Children of Parents With Serious Mental Illness Also at Risk for Mental Illness

They found that children of parents with SMI had a 32 percent probability of developing SMI themselves by age 20, and this risk was more than twice that of control offspring.

….The researchers said that their analysis “suggests that by early adulthood, the offspring has a 1-in-3 risk of developing a psychotic or major mood disorder a and 1-in-2 risk of developing any mental disorder.

–Psychiatric News Alert

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