Maternal Depression and Early Childhood Behaviours: The Role of Mother-Daughter Relationships

Kevin Gross, Linda Robinson, Sharon Ballard
2010 Family Science Review  
Maternal depression has been linked to a variety of negative developmental outcomes for children. Using data from Waves I and III of The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, this study used a three-generational model (child, mother, grandmother) to examine maternal depression as it relates to the quality of the mother-daughter relationship and children's behaviors. The study found that young women were more likely to report feeling depressed both prior to and following childbirth
more » ... en they perceived problems in relating with their own mothers. Behavior problems were more prevalent for children who had mothers with more depressive symptoms. from
doi:10.26536/fsr.2010.15.01.05 fatcat:b4vxht4k7facvhpegsyslubgc4