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Children of Depressed Mothers
From Early Childhood to Maturity

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  • Date Published: April 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521108300

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  • This book presents a developmental perspective on the psychopathology of offspring of depressed mothers. A primary theme of this study is the interplay of factors in child (developmental stage, gender, temperament) and environment (depressed mother's symptomatic behavior and family functioning) as a key to psychiatric and psychosocial problems in children. This enlightening study closely follows children and their families through every stage of childhood. This book demonstrates just how influential a depressed mother is to the development of her child.

    • Examines depressed mother–child relationships
    • Offers new insight into the child as contributor to family stress and child outcomes
    • Emphasis on diverse mechanisms in developmental psychopathology
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    "Findings suggest new questions and revised research paradigms." Adolescence

    "This book is a welcome source of information for practitioners, researchers, educators, and policy makers who are interested in the complex dynamics within families who struggle with depression." Judith C. Kulig, Family and Community Health

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    • Date Published: April 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521108300
    • length: 236 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus. 29 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Orientation and themes
    2. An overview of objectives and approach
    3. Questions and answers in the Literature
    4. The research design and procedures
    5. Children of depressed mothers - case descriptions
    6. The development of children of depressed and well mothers: group analyses
    7. The development of children of depressed and well mothers: longitudinal analyses of individual development
    8. Children's problems in relation to characteristics of mother's depression and illness history
    9. Family environments - case descriptions
    10. Family environments of depression
    11. Depressed parents - case descriptions
    12. The depressed mother as environment
    13. The child as a variable in development and outcome
    14. Common and diverse pathways, mechanisms, and outcomes
    15. Prediction and understanding of development.

  • Author

    Marian Radke-Yarrow, National Institute of Mental Health, Washington DC

    With contributions by

    Pedro Martinez

    Anne Mayfield

    Donna Ronsaville

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