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In this podcast, Dr Ardesheer Talati talks to Dr Raj Persaud about his latest research into the association between exposure to smoking during pregnancy and the risk for bipolar disorder. In addition, he discusses the link between brain imaging and depression, following on from his involvement in a three-generational study into the transmission of depression among offspring, as explored in a recent podcast with Professor Myrna Weissman.
Date published: 28th April 2017
Presenter: Dr Raj
Audio running time: 23 minutes
By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have
gained an understanding of:
the advantages of conducting a
three-generational family study into the rates of transmission of
depression among offspring
the significance of brain markers and
functional MRI studies in linking clinical outcomes and
the association between prenatal
smoking and offspring psychopathology
the biological underpinnings of the
transmission of bipolar disorder associated with smoking during
the limitations of research into
prenatal exposure outcomes from smoking compared with the use of
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