Child psychiatric patients' interactions with their mothers

Brenda Lundy, Tiffany Field, Cami McBride, Sonya Abrams, Kirsten Carraway

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This study investigated whether child psychiatric patients' and their mothers interacted differently as a function of whether the children were diagnosed as having internalizing or externalizing disorders. Twenty children and their mothers were rated on eight behavior dimensions as they engaged in a ten-minute play session. Maternal depression was found to interact with their children's diagnoses and behavioral ratings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-240
Number of pages10
JournalChild Psychiatry and Human Development
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jun 1997


  • Children
  • Depressed Mothers
  • Development
  • Interactions
  • Internalizing/Externalizing
  • Mother-Child
  • Parent- Child

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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