Maternal early-life trauma and affective parenting style: the mediating role of HPA-axis function

@article{Juul2015MaternalET,
  title={Maternal early-life trauma and affective parenting style: the mediating role of HPA-axis function},
  author={Sarah H. Juul and Cassandra L Hendrix and Brittany Robinson and Zachary N. Stowe and D. Jeffrey Newport and Patricia A. Brennan and Katrina C. Johnson},
  journal={Archives of Women's Mental Health},
  year={2015},
  volume={19},
  pages={17-23}
}
A history of childhood trauma is associated with increased risk for psychopathology and interpersonal difficulties in adulthood and, for those who have children, impairments in parenting and increased risk of negative outcomes in offspring. Physiological and behavioral mechanisms are poorly understood. In the current study, maternal history of childhood trauma was hypothesized to predict differences in maternal affect and HPA axis functioning. Mother-infant dyads (N = 255) were assessed at 6… CONTINUE READING