Depressive symptoms among women receiving welfare.

  title={Depressive symptoms among women receiving welfare.},
  author={Mary Jo Coiro},
  journal={Women & health},
  volume={32 1-2},
Using data from an ongoing study of welfare recipients and their preschool-aged children, this study examined levels and correlates of self-reported depressive symptoms, and factors predicting transition off welfare assistance, among 173 low-income, single, African American mothers. Forty percent reported symptom levels that are likely to indicate a diagnosis of clinical depression, and very few had received any mental health services. Mothers who had lived as children in households that… CONTINUE READING

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