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Smoking and depression often co-occur in new mothers
Date:11/26/2007

Smoking and depression often go hand-in-hand for new mothers, according to a study in the November 2007 issue of Preventive Medicine by Temple University researcher Dr. Robert Whitaker.

While smoking and depression adversely affect a mothers health, the combination may also affect the health of her child, Whitaker said.

For children, the potential consequences of maternal smoking include sudden infant death, asthma, ear infections and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, while the potential consequences of maternal depression include behavior problems, language delay and childhood depression.

Giving a mother who smokes the telephone number to a quit line is probably not going to be enough if smoking is helping the mother cope with her symptoms of untreated depression, said Whitaker, a pediatrician and professor of public health at Temple University. Depression and addiction to tobacco should not be diagnosed or treated in isolation from each other.

The issue is particularly troublesome for low-income families.

Unfortunately, an adequately financed primary-care system for low-income mothers does not exist beyond pregnancy. You can improve the well-being of the child by addressing the health and well-being of the mother. Care of mothers and their children should be better integrated in our healthcare system, Whitaker said.

Data for the analysis came from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study. In 20 U.S. cities, 4,898 mothers were surveyed at the time of delivery, from 1998 to 2000. In a follow-up survey 15 months later, 4,353 (89 percent) of mothers reported their smoking behavior and symptoms of a major depressive episode during the prior 12 months.

The follow-up survey showed that the 12-month prevalence of a major depressive episode was 46 percent higher among smokers and that the prevalence of smoking was 33 percent higher among those who had a major depressive episode in the prior
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Contact: Renee Cree
renee.cree@temple.edu
215-707-1583
Temple University
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