A recent study has established a link between the onset of maternal mental illness and a child’s risk of not completing primary education before the age of 18. 
            
An international team of investigators studied 648248 children living in Denmark to determine whether maternal mental illness, and the date of its onset, play a role in the risk of a child’s failure to complete primary education.
            
While a link between not completing primary education and having a mother with a mental disorder had been previously established, it was unknown whether specific timing of onset could be associated with completion. Using data from the Danish Civil Registration System, the Danish Psychiatric Research Register, and the Primary Education Register the investigators identified 648248 children born and living in Denmark from

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