Depressed mothers as informants in family history research--are they accurate?

@article{Breslau1988DepressedMA,
  title={Depressed mothers as informants in family history research--are they accurate?},
  author={Naomi Breslau and Glenn C. Davis and K M Prabucki},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={1988},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={
          345-59
        }
}
A sample of 333 mother-child dyads was used to examine the association between major depression in mothers and children's symptoms. Findings based on children's self-reports were compared to findings based on mothers' reports about the children. Children's data support a depression-specific transmission. In contrast, mothers' data show an increased risk for all psychiatric syndromes covered in the study (including depression, anxiety, oppositionalism, inattention, hyperactivity, impulsivity… CONTINUE READING

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