Anxiety within families: interrelations, consistency, and change.

  title={Anxiety within families: interrelations, consistency, and change.},
  author={Joan Stevenson-Hinde and James P Curley and Rebecca Chicot and Cessie J{\'o}hannsson},
  journal={Family process},
  volume={46 4},
In a community sample of mothers (N = 763), each with a focal child aged 4.5 years, anxiety levels were high. Only 54% of mothers had anxiety scores within the "normal" Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) range, compared with 85% for depression. A subsample (N = 116) was selected for two-parent families, one to three children, and mothers spread over low, medium, and high anxiety levels. Mothers' anxiety was not significantly related to age, education, or work status, but rather to… CONTINUE READING

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