Parenting among mothers with a serious mental illness

Daphna Oyserman, Carol T. Mowbray, Paula Allen Meares, Kirsten B. Firminger

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In the past few decades, deinstitutionalization and community-based rehabilitation and support programs have increased the likelihood that women with serious mental disorders will be parents and will raise their children. This review describes what is known about the parenting of these women, focusing on diagnosis, child characteristics, and other contextual effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)296-315
Number of pages20
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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