“Do Daughters Develop Mood, Eating Disorders Through Their Mother? 3 Ways Moms Influence Mental Health” – Medical Daily

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A growing body of evidence, both animal and human, that people may be hardwired to experience mood disorders has experts working to pin down what causes them. Dr. Ben Michaelis, a clinical psychologist in New York City and author of Your Next Big Thing, toldMedical Daily — “there’s no doubt about it.” Mental health is in the genes. Both parents influence childhood development, but to Michaelis, the relationship children have with their mother can be more salient and meaningful. A result, probably, of the fact women incubate offspring (hi, hormones) and tend to have fewer children than men.

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