Depression in mothers in a multi-ethnic urban industrial municipality in Melbourne. Aetiological factors and effects on infants and preschool children.

@article{Williams1985DepressionIM,
  title={Depression in mothers in a multi-ethnic urban industrial municipality in Melbourne. Aetiological factors and effects on infants and preschool children.},
  author={Helen E. Williams and Allan Carmichael},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={1985},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={277-88}
}
In a cohort of 99 families with a newborn infant in a multi-ethnic poor socio-economic municipality 35 mothers were depressed during the first year. While the clinical manifestations of depression in Australian-born and immigrant mothers were similar, there were differences in some aetiological factors. Immigrant mothers who had recently arrived in Australia, were unable to speak English and did not have a supporting social network had a significantly higher rate of depression. Depressed… CONTINUE READING

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