Flu in pregnancy ‘may raise bipolar risk for baby’

Flu during pregnancy may increase the risk of the unborn child developing bipolar disorder later in life, research suggests.

A study of 814 expectant women, published in JAMA Psychiatry, showed that infection made bipolar four times more likely. The overall risk remained low, but it echoes similar findings linking flu and schizophrenia.

Experts said the risks were small and women should not worry.

via BBC News – Flu in pregnancy ‘may raise bipolar risk for baby’.

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