What is the potential role of childrearing practices in the development of anxiety and depression?
In 1997, Rapee’s study brought together research from a range of fields on childrearing variables, anxiety, and depression. Many of the studies had methodological flaws, and the outcomes have been inconsistent. Nonetheless, there is remarkable consistency that implies parental rejection and control may be linked to anxiety and sadness later in life. There is also less evidence to suggest that rejection is more firmly linked to depression, whereas control is more particularly linked to anxiety.
Rapee. R. M. 1997. Potential role of childrearing practices in the development of anxiety and depression. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0272-7358(96)00040-2