ERIC Number: EJ1038421
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
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The Reciprocal Relationship of ASD, ADHD, Depressive Symptoms and Stress in Parents of Children with ASD and/or ADHD
van Steijn, Daphne J.; Oerlemans, Anoek M.; van Aken, Marcel A. G.; Buitelaar, Jan K.; Rommelse, Nanda N. J.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v44 n5 p1064-1076 May 2014
This study investigated the role of parental Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and depressive symptoms on parenting stress in 174 families with children with ASD and/or ADHD, using generalized linear models and structural equation models. Fathers and mothers reported more stress when parenting with their child with ASD and/or ADHD than when parenting with the unaffected sibling; they also experienced more stress than a norm population. Depressive symptoms were most pronounced in the parents of children with ASD and ASD+ADHD. Spouse correlations were found for ASD, depression, and parenting stress. Paternal ASD and maternal ADHD symptoms were related to increased parenting stress, and parental ADHD symptoms with depressive symptoms and parenting stress. The results highlight the increased burden of raising a child with ASD and/or ADHD and the reciprocal relationship this has with parents' ASD, ADHD, and depressive symptoms, and levels of stress.
Descriptors: Autism, Parents, Parent Role, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Stress Variables, Structural Equation Models, Fathers, Mothers, Child Rearing, Siblings, Comorbidity, Correlation, Spouses
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