Children of depressed parents: an integrative review.

  title={Children of depressed parents: an integrative review.},
  author={Geraldine Downey and James Coyne},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={108 1},
This article reviews the various literatures on the adjustment of children of depressed parents, difficulties in parenting and parent-child interaction in these families, and contextual factors that may play a role in child adjustment and parent depression. First, issues arising from the recurrent, episodic, heterogeneous nature of depression are discussed. Second, studies on the adjustment of children with a depressed parent are summarized. Early studies that used depressed parents as controls… 

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