Can the mood of the mother during pregnancy affect the baby? Can depression during pregnancy cause a disease like asthma? This question was tackled by a group of researchers who conducted a study among pregnant ladies.
Asthma could result from depression of the mom
The researchers studied more than 730,000 children between 1996 and 2007. They compare mothers who are diagnosed with depression to mothers who took treamtent for depresion.
Treatment of antidpresion is not associated with Asthma
According to the researchers 25 % of children born to mothers diagnosed with depression have asthma. No association was found between the drugs taken to treat depression and asthma.
Depression of the Father also causes asthma
The researchers also found that depression of the father is associated with asthma