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28 March 2011

Depressed, angry moms stress kids

Even very young children can get stressed by depressed parents who display negative emotions toward them, researchers confirm.

Even very young children can get stressed by depressed parents who display negative emotions toward them, researchers confirm.

The largest stress responses were seen in children whose mothers had been depressed at some point in the child's life and whose mothers also displayed hostility - frustration, anger, annoyance or critical comments - when playing with their children.

Depression less common in fathers

 
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