Family structure and the mental health of Pakistani Muslim mothers and their children living in Britain.

@article{Shah1995FamilySA,
  title={Family structure and the mental health of Pakistani Muslim mothers and their children living in Britain.},
  author={Q. Shah and E. Sonuga-Barke},
  journal={The British journal of clinical psychology},
  year={1995},
  volume={34 ( Pt 1)},
  pages={
          79-81
        }
}
The relationship between family structure and mental health was examined in a British Pakistani Muslim community. Mothers completed an inventory of psychological symptoms of depression and anxiety while a teacher rated their children's behavioural adjustment. Mothers living in extended families reported feeling more depressed and anxious than those in nuclear families; their children, however, were better adjusted. The significance and reasons for the different patterns of association between… Expand
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