Older Dads Linked To Kids With Mental Illness: Study
The study compared siblings and found children born when their father was 45 or older were more likely to be bipolar, have ADHD and other issues.By Evan Thomas, Cliff Judy | February 27, 2014
A new study links the age of fathers to the likelihood of mental illness in their biological children.
Researchers from the University of Indiana and Sweden tracked all the people born in Sweden between 1973 and 2001 — a sample size of more than 2.6 million individuals. (Via The JAMA Network)
The study compared siblings — those born when their fathers were between 20 and 24 years old, and those born when their fathers were 45 or older.