Journal article

Adolescent antecedents of maternal and paternal perinatal depression: a 36-year prospective cohort

Kimberly C Thomson, Helena Romaniuk, Christopher J Greenwood, Primrose Letcher, Elizabeth Spry, Jacqui A Macdonald, Helena M McAnally, George J Youssef, Jennifer McIntosh, Delyse Hutchinson, Robert J Hancox, George C Patton, Craig A Olsson

PSYCHOLOGICAL MEDICINE | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Rates of common mental health problems (depression/anxiety) rise sharply in adolescence and peak in young adulthood, often coinciding with the transition to parenthood. Little is known regarding the persistence of common mental health problems from adolescence to the perinatal period in both mothers and fathers. METHODS: A total of 393 mothers (686 pregnancies) and 257 fathers (357 pregnancies) from the intergenerational Australian Temperament Project Generation 3 Study completed self-report assessments of depression and anxiety in adolescence (ages 13-14, 15-16, 17-18 years) and young adulthood (ages 19-20, 23-24, 27-28 years). The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale was used t..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Awarded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research


Funding Acknowledgements

Funding for this work was supported by grants for CAO from the Australian Research Council [DP 130101459; DP160103160; DP180102447] and the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia [APP1082406; APP1175086]. The first author was supported by funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research [MFE158141].