Mutual influences on maternal depression and child adjustment problems.

@article{Elgar2004MutualIO,
  title={Mutual influences on maternal depression and child adjustment problems.},
  author={F J Elgar and Patrick J. McGrath and Daniel A Waschbusch and Sherry Heather Stewart and Lori J. Curtis},
  journal={Clinical psychology review},
  year={2004},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={
          441-59
        }
}
Often undetected and poorly managed, maternal depression and child adjustment problems are common health problems and impose significant burden to society. Studies show evidence of mutual influences on maternal and child functioning, whereby depression in mothers increases risk of emotional and behavioral problems in children and vice versa. Biological mechanisms (genetics, in utero environment) mediate influences from mother to child, while psychosocial (attachment, child discipline, modeling… CONTINUE READING

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