Are twins more likely to have mental health problems?

Are twins more likely to have mental health problems?

Are twins more likely to have mental health problems?

The strongest risk factor for suicide is mental illness and studies show that mental illness is slightly more common among twins.

Are twins stressful?

But multiple births place unique strains upon families, which experience higher rates of divorce, depression, financial pain and, perhaps worst of all, child abuse. The stress can be so great that parents of twins have more trouble bonding with their children.

Do twins get separation anxiety?

Dr. Segal points to a recent study by a team of researchers at King's College of London that shows twins, especially identical ones, who were separated at age 5 were more anxious and withdrawn than twins who stayed in the same class.

Are twin pregnancies harder?

Rob Atlas, M.D., an ob-gyn at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, calls twin pregnancies "double trouble." Moms carrying twins are at higher risk for premature birth, high blood pressure, and—especially in the case of identical twins—fetal abnormalities.

How difficult is it to raise twins?

Here's what you can do: since twins are often born early, you'll want to make sure your nursery is ready for your babies by the time you're 32 weeks pregnant. Beyond that, there's only so much you can control when you're expecting. ... “Having twins is not twice as hard—it's exponentially more difficult.”

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