2018 study: Mental health among children of mothers with MS

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2018 study: Mental health among children of mothers with MS

Postby jimmylegs » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:55 am

Mental health among children of mothers with multiple sclerosis: A Danish cohort and register‐based study
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs ... /brb3.1098

"Abstract
Background
Multiple sclerosis is associated with an increased risk of developing physical, cognitive, and mental health problems. Current studies have demonstrated variating outcomes of parental multiple sclerosis mental health problems and their children's mental health development.

Objective
The purpose of this study was to investigate whether maternal multiple sclerosis is associated with the mental health status of their child.

Methods
Data from the Danish National Birth Cohort (DNBC) were merged with information from the Danish Multiple Sclerosis Registry. Two proxies, total difficulties score and prediction of any psychiatric diagnosis based on the strengths and difficulties questionnaire, were used to measure the mental health status of the children. The two groups were compared using Mann–Whitney and logistic regression analyses.

Results
For the total difficulties score the control and exposed group consisted of respectively n = 42,016 and n = 40, and for the prediction of any psychiatric diagnosis respectively n = 16,829 and n = 17. We found no statistically significant association between maternal multiple sclerosis and mental health status on neither of the proxies.

Conclusion
Maternal multiple sclerosis did not show any association with the mental health status of their children at age eleven. On the contrary, other studies conclude that there is an association between maternal multiple sclerosis and the child's mental health status, one especially mediated by the maternal mental health status."
take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!
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