Depression, anxiety and stress among mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder

Joint Authors

al-Turah, Abd al-Rahman J.
Jahrami, Haytham Ali
al-Ansari, Ahmad Mal Allah S.

Source

Bahrain Medical Bulletin

Issue

Vol. 42, Issue 2 (30 Jun. 2020), pp.125-128, 4 p.

Publisher

King Hamad University Hospital

Publication Date

2020-06-30

Country of Publication

Bahrain

No. of Pages

4

Main Topic

Medicine

Abstract EN

Objective: To evaluate depression, anxiety, and stress among mothers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) compared to mothers of typically developed children.

Design: A Case-Control Study.

Setting: Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit (CAPU), Bahrain’s Psychiatric Hospital, Wafaa Rehabilitation Center, Al-Rashad Rehabilitation Center, and Al-Amal Institute.

Method: Mothers of children diagnosed with ASD were divided into three groups, 0-2 years (group 1), 2-5 years (group 2) and >5 years (group 3) post-diagnosis.

Mothers of cases filled DASS-21 and PSS-14.

Controls were recruited as community sample; mothers of typically developed children who did not have stressful life events in the last one month.

Result: Mothers of children with ASD presented with higher scores of depression, anxiety and stress compared to controls; depression scores were higher among group 1, while anxiety and stress scores were higher among groups 2 and 3.

No significant difference regarding emotions in group 3 and controls.

Conclusion: Mothers of children with ASD need to be counseled early following diagnosis for depressive symptoms.

Service planners and clinicians should deal with the symptoms of anxiety and stress of the mothers.

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Turah, Abd al-Rahman J.& al-Ansari, Ahmad Mal Allah S.& Jahrami, Haytham Ali. 2020. Depression, anxiety and stress among mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder. Bahrain Medical Bulletin،Vol. 42, no. 2, pp.125-128.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-958003

Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Ansari, Ahmad Mal Allah S.…[et al.]. Depression, anxiety and stress among mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder. Bahrain Medical Bulletin Vol. 42, no. 2 (Jun. 2020), pp.125-128.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-958003

American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Turah, Abd al-Rahman J.& al-Ansari, Ahmad Mal Allah S.& Jahrami, Haytham Ali. Depression, anxiety and stress among mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder. Bahrain Medical Bulletin. 2020. Vol. 42, no. 2, pp.125-128.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-958003

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 128

Record ID

BIM-958003