APEAL alumna published in Pediatrics


Congratulations to APEAL lab alumna Maeve Wickham, whose first-author paper was recently published in Pediatrics.

Maeve graduated from the APEAL lab with an MSc in Epidemiology. Her paper, ‘Maternal Depressive Symptoms During Childhood and Risky Adolescent Health Behaviors‘, examined the relationship between mothers’ depressive symptoms and adolescents’ engagement in risky behaviours. Adolescents exposed to maternal depressive symptoms during middle childhood were more likely to use drugs and alcohol, engage in violent and nonviolent delinquent behavior, and have an earlier debut ages of cigarette, alcohol, marijuana, and hallucinogen use.

The study has been covered by CBS News and the Huffinton Post.

Nice work, Maeve!

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