Mental health in mothers of people with intellectual disabilities

A recently published systematic review by Dr Ewelina Rydzewska of the Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory reports that mothers of people with intellectual disabilities experience higher rates of anxiety, depression, parenting stress, common mental disorders and emotional burden compared to mothers of typically developing people.

Photo of mother holding a child's hand

This review was conducted as part of Dr Deborah Kinnear’s ESRC project investigating mental health of mothers of people with intellectual disabilities.

Read the full paper or visit the project website to find out more. 


First published: 28 June 2018

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