Does transition into parenthood lead to changes in mental health? Findings from three waves of a population based panel study.

@article{McKenzie2013DoesTI,
  title={Does transition into parenthood lead to changes in mental health? Findings from three waves of a population based panel study.},
  author={Sarah K McKenzie and Kristie Carter},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  year={2013},
  volume={67 4},
  pages={339-45}
}
BACKGROUND Longitudinal studies specifically looking at the transition into parenthood and changes in mental health in the general population are scarce. This study aimed to investigate the impact of transition into parenthood on mental health and psychological distress using longitudinal survey data. METHODS The analysis used three waves from the longitudinal Survey of Family, Income and Employment. Parenthood was classified as first time parent (first and only child <12 months at interview… CONTINUE READING

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