September 29, 2017

DFPM RED studies connection between maternal depression/alcohol use and behavioral issues in children.

A recently published DFPM RED study examines the Effects of Maternal Depression Symptoms and Alcohol Use Problems

Maternal depression illustration on Child Internalizing and Externalizing Behavior Problems. The study, which included DFPM RED faculty Nikki Edge, Ph.D. and Lorraine McKelvey, Ph.D., examined the impact of maternal depression and alcohol use problems on children’s behavior problems over a period of five years. The study included 1,874 Head Start eligible families. The study highlights the importance of understanding and treating various kinds of behavioral health concerns in mothers of young children.


Read the full, published article.