Death of family member may have lasting effects on children's mental health

01/22/2014 | HealthDay News

Exposure to a family death before age 13 was associated with a slightly greater likelihood of developing psychosis later in life, according to a study of almost 947,000 children in Sweden. The association was greatest for children who lost a sibling or a parent due to suicide and those who experienced the death of a family member at age 3 or younger. The findings appear in the journal BMJ.

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