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Carrying the Burdens of Poverty, Parenting, and Addiction: Depression Symptoms and Self-Silencing Among Ethnically Diverse Women
Community Mental Health Journal (2011)
  • Dana C. Jack, Western Washington University
  • Therese M. Grant
  • Annette L. Fitzpatrick
  • Cara C. Ernst
Abstract
Depression among women commonly co-occurs with substance abuse. We explore the association between women’s depressive symptoms and self-silencing accounting for the effects of known childhood and adult risk indicators. Participants are 233 ethnically diverse, low-income women who abused alcohol/drugs prenatally. Depressive symptomatology was assessed using the Addiction Severity Index. Multivariate logistic regression models examined the association between self-silencing and the dependent depression variable. The full model indicated a 3% increased risk for depressive distress for each point increase in self-silencing score (OR = 1.03; P = .001). Differences in depressive symptomatology by ethnic groups were accounted for by their differences in self-silencing.
Keywords
  • Depression,
  • Self-silencing,
  • Substance abuse,
  • Ethnicity
Publication Date
February, 2011
Publisher Statement
© Springer International Publishing AG DOI: 10.1007/s10597-009-9255-y
Citation Information
Dana C. Jack, Therese M. Grant, Annette L. Fitzpatrick and Cara C. Ernst. "Carrying the Burdens of Poverty, Parenting, and Addiction: Depression Symptoms and Self-Silencing Among Ethnically Diverse Women" Community Mental Health Journal Vol. 47 Iss. 1 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dana_jack/10/