‘Stay-at-home mums more depressed than working mums’

Stay-at-home moms are more likely to show symptoms of depression than working mums, according to a US study.

Stay-at-home moms are more likely to show symptoms of depression than working mums, according to a US study.

The study, by University of Washington sociology graduate student Katrina Leupp, also found that women who think they can do it all and be supermums are more likely to feel guilt and frustration and suffer mental health problems than those with a more realistic approach to work  life balance.

The study found that women were much more likely than men to suffer feelings of guilt linked to work family conflict. Leupp said that supermums may also feel more depressed because they expect partners to contribute more than they do to childcare and domestic work.





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