As a result to stress in the pregnancy period women could be more likely to have children with personality disorders, according to new research.
The study shows that children whose mothers experienced stress during pregnancy are three times more likely to have a disorder by the age of 30.
Researchers looked at the link between personality disorders and stress in pregnancy, as result to that first study of its kind they found that children were at risk if their mothers experienced any level of stress during pregnancy.
Parallel of the children whose mothers had no stress while pregnant, children whose mothers experienced stress during pregnancy period they had more than three times the risk of developing a personality disorder by the age of 30.
Children whose mothers had severe stress were 10 times more likely to have a disorder.
The results were true even if reasons like whether the mother smoked, was depressed or had a prior history of mental illness, were taken into account.
In the British Journal of Psychiatry,the authors of the reseacher suggested developing brains of children could be affected by stress.
Moreover personality disorder caused by other reasons include a poor relationship with parents after birth, or suffering a trauma like loss of a parent.
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