Child care attitudes and adaptation to the maternal role among mentally ill and well mothers.

@article{Cohler1976ChildCA,
  title={Child care attitudes and adaptation to the maternal role among mentally ill and well mothers.},
  author={Bertram J. Cohler and Henry U. Grunebaum and Justin L Weiss and Carol R. Hartman and David H Gallant},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  year={1976},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={123-34}
}
Discharged psychiatric hospital patients who were mothers of young children were compared with a group of well mothers on child rearing attitudes and adaptation to adult social roles. Mentally ill mothers were found to believe less in the importance of developing a reciprocal mother-child relationship or in differentiating between own needs and those of child, and were more likely to deny ambivalent feelings regarding child care. In each group, less adaptive child-care attitudes were related to… CONTINUE READING

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