Year: 1986 Source: Education and Treatment of Children, v.9, no.4, (November 1986), p.334-343 SIEC No: 19880042

The authors state that depression in parents is often associated with academic, social, & mental health problems, including depression in their children. Parental depression has also been shown to be related to abuse & neglect. Suggestions include: behavioral programs for abusive parents, a thorough investigation of parenting behavior, including a comparison of depressed vs. non-depressed methods of communication & discipline procedures. 48 Ref. (NBB)