Prenatal stress and adolescent externalizing problems – new evidence from APEAL study

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A recent APEAL study published in Biological Psychiatry is making waves in the media. The paper found that mothers’ exposure to stressful life events in pregnancy predicted higher levels of externalizing problems – including conduct and hyperactivity symptoms – in their children. Congratulations to APEAL alumna Nathalie MacKinnon on her first-author paper, as well as to lead researcher Ian Colman, and Mila Kingsbury for her co-authorship.

Hear the story from Dr. Colman himself – click here to listen to his radio interview for CBC’s All in a Day

Several local and international outlets also picked up the story – click the links below to read what they had to say!

Ottawa Citizen
Sydney Morning Herald
Reader’s Digest

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