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21 July 2010

Alcoholic mom, mentally ill daughter

The risk that children of an alchoholic parent run of developing a psychiatric illness later in life may depend, in part, on their gender and whether it was their mother or father who was alcohol-dependent, a new study finds.

The risk that children of an alcoholic parent run of developing a psychiatric illness later in life may depend, in part, on their gender and whether it was their mother or father who was alcohol-dependent, a new study finds.

The researchers analysed data from more than 23 000 males and almost 17 400 females included in the US National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions.

 
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