26. Attachment and Depression Across the Transition to Parenthood

  1. Patricia Noller3 and
  2. Gery C. Karantzas4
  1. Jeffry A. Simpson1,
  2. W. Steven Rholes2 and
  3. Sandra Shallcross1

Published Online: 23 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354119.ch26

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships

How to Cite

Simpson, J. A., Rholes, W. S. and Shallcross, S. (2012) Attachment and Depression Across the Transition to Parenthood, in The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships (eds P. Noller and G. C. Karantzas), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444354119.ch26

Editor Information

  1. 3

    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Queensland, 4072, Australia

  2. 4

    School of Psychology, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0344, United States, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Psychology, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4235, United States, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334500

Online ISBN: 9781444354119

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Keywords:

  • attachment and depression, transition to parenthood;
  • transition to parenthood, the happiest, most stressful, life-altering events;
  • attachment and depressive symptoms;
  • changes in marital functioning, personal well-being;
  • Attachment theory, and transition to parenthood;
  • model of women's prenatal attachment anxiety;
  • anxiety and depressive symptoms;
  • perceptions of partner support;
  • effective intervention programs, stabilizing “at-risk” relationships

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Transition to Parenthood and Personal Well-Being

  • Attachment Theory

  • Attachment and the Transition to Parenthood

  • Policy Issues and Implications

  • References