Prenatal flu exposure may raise risk of bipolar disorder with psychotic symptoms

02/5/2014 | MedWire News (U.K.)

Children whose mothers contracted flu during pregnancy were 5.03 times more likely to develop bipolar disorder with psychotic features than those who were not exposed to flu while in the womb, a study showed. However, researchers found no evidence that prenatal exposure to flu was linked to a greater likelihood of nonpsychotic bipolar disorder. The study was published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

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