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Family Composition and Risk of Mental Health Problems in the Offspring

Project Overview

This pilot project looks at assessing social support and the stimulating home environment in the South Asian setting. Here we explore the role of family, social support, behaviors of mothers and other caregivers, and the home environment of infants to gain insight into factors that may affect mothers and infants' well-being during the perinatal period. The greater long-term goal is to elucidate the mechanisms involved in intergenerational transmission of risk of mental health problems.




  • Duke Population Research Institute (DuPRI) Duke Global Health Institute

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