Flu During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Bipolar Disorder

In a recent study founded by the National Institutes of Health, researchers found that women who become infected with the flu during pregnancy are four times more likely to have a child with bipolar disorder.

Researchers believe there is a link between this finding and the fact that several studies on schizophrenia have had the same outcome.

The article goes on to warn pregnant women to take precautions against getting the flu during pregnancy by getting a flu shot, and avoiding contact with people infected with the flu as much as possible.

You can find more details in the original article here.

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2 responses to “Flu During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Bipolar Disorder

  1. Wow, this is new. I hope further studies will validate this. Then it will be easier to take action against Bipolar or other mental disorders.

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