Missed opportunities: mental disorder in children of parents with depression

Robert Potter, Becky Mars, Olga Eyre, Sophie Legge, Tamsin Ford, Ruth Sellers, Nicholas Craddock, Frances Rice, Stephan Collishaw, Anita Thapar, Ajay K Thapar

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Emerging evidence suggests that early intervention and prevention programmes for mental health problems in the offspring of parents with depression are important. Such programmes are difficult to implement if children with psychiatric disorder are not identified and are not accessing services, even if their parents are known to primary care.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e487-93
JournalBritish Journal of General Practice
Issue number600
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2012


  • Young Adult
  • Questionnaires
  • Humans
  • Attention Deficit and Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Child
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Child of Impaired Parents
  • Recurrence
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Health Services
  • Interview, Psychological
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care
  • Adult
  • Mood Disorders
  • Middle Aged
  • Adolescent
  • Male
  • Eating Disorders
  • Female


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