Journal of Depression and Anxiety

Journal of Depression and Anxiety
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ISSN: 2167-1044

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Brenden Tervo-Clemmens

  • Research Article
    Exploring Maternal and Child Effects of Comorbid Anxiety Disorders among African American Mothers with Depression
    Author(s): Rhonda C Boyd and Brenden Tervo-ClemmensRhonda C Boyd and Brenden Tervo-Clemmens

    Comorbid depression and anxiety disorders are commonly experienced in mothers. Both maternal depression and anxiety as well as their comorbidity has been shown to increase psychopathology in children, however, there is limited research focusing on African American families. The aim of this study is to examine whether comorbid anxiety disorders are associated with maternal depression severity, kinship support, and child behavioral problems in a sample of African American mothers with depression. African American mothers (n = 77) with a past year diagnosis of a depressive disorder and a child between the ages of ages 8–14 were administered a clinician interview and measures of maternal depression severity, kinship support, and child behavior problems (internalizing and externalizing) in a cross-sectional design. Results showed that more than half (58%) of the mothers had a comorbi.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2167-1044.1000129

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