Parental Chronic Mental Illness

T. Ostler, Barry Ackerson

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Abstract

This article provides an overview of the effects of parental chronic mental illness on parenting and on the development and well-being of infants and young children. The article describes various types of chronic mental illness and discusses how illness symptoms can contribute to parenting risk. A model for understanding how chronic parental mental illness can effect child development is then presented followed by a synthesis of findings on the outcomes of young children who are reared by a parent with a chronic mental illness. Attention is given to maternal mental illnesses in the peripartum period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages479-490
Number of pages12
Volume1-3
ISBN (Print)9780123708779
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

Keywords

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Child development
  • Chronic mental illness
  • Infants
  • Parenting
  • Postpartum depression
  • Postpartum psychosis
  • Young children

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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