Authors: De Guio, A., Scanlon, K., Reynolds, M., Raphael, B., Barnett, B.
Event: 2002 TheMHS Conference
Subject: Perinatial Mental Health & Infant Care, parenthood, parents, book of proceedings
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: Parenthood represents a major life stage challenge. The transition to parenthood can cause increased stress leading to the development of unexpected parental mental health problems. It can also precipitate the re-emergence of unresolved life issues, personal traumas, or exaggerate existing personality vulnerabilities. Parents who have their own psychological or emotional problems may experience difficulties in providing consistent positive parenting which, in turn can impact on the emotional, social and cognitive development of the child, resulting in mental health problems in adolescence and young adulthood.