Depression symptomatology in mothers with mild intellectual disability: An exploratory study

Author: Tymchuk, A.
Year: 1994
Reference Type: Journal Article
Journal/Book Title: Australia and New Zealand Journal of Developmental Disabilities
Volume: 19
Issue: 2
Pages: 111-119
Abstract: The Beck Depression Inventory was administered to mothers with a history of mild intellectual disability and to mothers in a contrast group. The results showed that not only did mothers with intellectual disability score significantly higher on the Beck, but also three times as many of these mothers scored above a frequently used cut-off score considered to be indicative of depression. There were also differences in patterns of symptomatology. Further studies are suggested where relationships between depression symptomatology and child care in mothers with intellectual disability should be examined.
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