Possible determinants, correlates and consequences of high levels of anxiety in primiparous mothers.

@article{Barnett1986PossibleDC,
  title={Possible determinants, correlates and consequences of high levels of anxiety in primiparous mothers.},
  author={Bryanne E W Barnett and Gordon Parker},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={1986},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={
          177-85
        }
}
Groups of highly anxious, moderately anxious and minimally anxious primiparous mothers (N = 147) were obtained on the basis of Spielberger trait anxiety scores in the postpartum period, and subjects were compared. Allocation to those groups appeared to be more likely to reflect constitutional levels of anxiety, rather than recent or current social stressors. Highly anxious mothers were distinguished on a number of presumed correlates of anxiety measured by clinical questions (e.g. terminating… CONTINUE READING

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