Children who lose a parent before the age of 3 are 84% more likely to experience psychosis as adults, according to research published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. In a dose-dependent relationship, the increased risk for children aged 3 to 7 drops to 47%, and 32% for children aged 7 to 13. Data was drawn from nearly 947,000 children born in Sweden between 1973 and 1985.
Abel, K., Heuvelman, H., Jörgensen, L., Magnusson, C.; Severe bereavement stress during the prenatal and childhood periods and risk of psychosis in later life: population based cohort study. British Medical Journal. Online January 21, 2014. vol. 348:f7679.
Got a family member this applies to (was age 2). Well another two of us already knew this. Well now we got an actual !!STUDY!! corroborating what we really already knew. This link is getting bookmarked and SENT!
We’ve known this in planning our strategy on how we can help here. The situ is complicated by other family politics. Isn’t it the pits when I have the experience to help but and the assistance of yet other family members but we don’t dare upset the current applecart. I can’t give away any more than that but it sucks to have to stand down and watch a life wasted.