Favored Children May Have Increased Risk of Depression

If you have siblings, you are likely to have had the ongoing debate about who is mom’s favorite. But according to a new study, winning that title is not necessarily a good thing; it may increase the risk for depression.

Study coauthor Jill Suitor, PhD, a professor of sociology at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, and colleagues publish their findings in the Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences.

The study involved 725 adult children from 309 families who were a part of the Within-Family Differences Study — a longitudinal project that aims to gain a better understanding of the relationship between parents and their adult children

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