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Depression in mothers at childhood: direct and indirect association with problematic gaming in late adolescence/young adulthood

Roza, Thiago Henrique, Rabelo-da-Ponte, Francisco Diego, Spritzer, Daniel Tornaim, Hoffmann, Maurício Scopel, Massuda, Raffael, Salum, Giovanni Abrahão, Miguel, Euripedes Constantino, Rohde, Luis Augusto, Pan, Pedro Mario, Kessler, Felix Henrique Paim, Gadelha, Ary and Passos, Ives Cavalcante (2023) Depression in mothers at childhood: direct and indirect association with problematic gaming in late adolescence/young adulthood. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 159. 14 - 21. ISSN 0022-3956

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2023.01.022

Abstract

Objectives: Little is known about the relationship between depression in mothers and problematic gaming in their children. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the potential role of mothers’ depression in childhood as a risk factor for problematic gaming in their offspring in late adolescence/young adulthood. Methods: We assessed data from 1557 participants on three waves (T0 collected in 2010/2011, T1 in 2013/2014, and T2 in 2018/2019) of a large Brazilian school-based cohort. Mother's depression at T0 was tested as a predictor of problematic gaming at T2 in a logistic regression model. In mediation analyses, we individually assessed internalizing or externalizing disorders at T1 as mediators in this association, with participants' sex being tested as a moderator in both models. Inverse probability weights were used to account for sample attrition at T2. All models were adjusted for maternal and participant-related covariates. Results: Mother's depression at T0 was significantly associated with problematic gaming at T2 (OR = 2.09, p < 0.001) even after adjusting for multiple confounding factors. The presence of any internalizing disorder at T1 was a partial mediator of this relationship, accounting for 8.18% (p = 0.032) of the total effect, while the presence of any externalizing disorder at T1 was not a significant mediator. Participants' sex was not a significant moderator in mediation models. Conclusions: These findings suggest mother's depression in childhood as a risk factor for problematic gaming in later developmental stages, which may be partially mediated by internalizing psychopathology.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/journal-of-p...
Additional Information: © 2023 Elsevier Ltd.
Divisions: Personal Social Services Research Unit
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2023 15:12
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2024 16:45
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/118102

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