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Maternal depression symptoms and internalising problems in the offspring: the role of maternal and family factors

Ahun, MN; Consoli, A; Pingault, J-B; Falissard, B; Battaglia, M; Boivin, M; Tremblay, RE; (2018) Maternal depression symptoms and internalising problems in the offspring: the role of maternal and family factors. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry , 27 (7) pp. 921-932. 10.1007/s00787-017-1096-6. Green open access

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Abstract

Maternal depression symptoms (MDS) are a robust risk factor for internalising problems (IP) in the offspring. However, the relative importance of MDS and other factors associated with it (i.e. other types of maternal psychopathology, maternal parenting practices, family characteristics) is not well understood. To (a) identify a group of children with high levels of IP between 6 and 12 years using combined maternal and teacher assessments and (b) to quantify the associations between trajectories of MDS during early childhood and children's IP trajectories before and after controlling for family factors associated with MDS. MDS and family factors were assessed in a population-based sample in Canada (n = 1537) between 5 months and 5 years. The outcome variable was membership in trajectories of teacher- and mother-rated IP between ages 6 and 12 years. Family factors were included as covariates in a multinomial logistic regression model. There was a strong association between MDS and children's atypically high levels of IP in unadjusted analyses [OR 4.14 (95% CI 2.60; 6.61)]. The association was reduced, but remained strong [2.60 (1.55; 4.36)] when maternal psychopathology, maternal parenting, and family socioeconomic status were entered in the model. MDS, maternal anxiety, and low parental self-efficacy were associated with offspring's high IP trajectories. MDS is associated with high levels of children's IP independently of other maternal and family characteristics. Intervention targeting maternal psychopathology and parenting self-efficacy and testing the impact on children's IP would provide information on the putative causal pathways between maternal and offspring's symptomatology.

Type: Article
Title: Maternal depression symptoms and internalising problems in the offspring: the role of maternal and family factors
Location: Germany
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/s00787-017-1096-6
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00787-017-1096-6
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Child development, Family factors, Internalising problems, Maternal depression symptoms
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10041800
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