Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Anxiety, depression, dyadic adjustment, and attachment to the fetus in pregnancy: Actor—partner interdependence mediation analysis.

Perinatal research has focused essentially on maternal outcomes leaving paternal outcomes unexplored. This cross-sectional study aimed to explore the intrapersonal and interpersonal effects of mothers’ and fathers’ anxiety and depressive symptoms on their own and their partners’ antenatal attachment to the fetus. Additionally, it aimed to explore the mediating role of dyadic adjustment on these associations. Participants, 320 pregnant women and their partners, completed the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, the Dyadic Adjustment Scale, and the Maternal and Paternal Antenatal Attachment Scale. Data were analyzed using the actor–partner interdependence mediation model. Mothers’ (ß = −.16, p

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Perceived relationship support moderates the association of contextual stress with inflammation among African Americans.

We followed 402 African American young adults from ages 24 to 29, a period of emerging committed relationships, to examine the association of contextual stress (CS), for example, experiences of financial strain, victimization, and racial discrimination, with inflammation, and to test predictions that greater perceived relationship warmth and support (PRWS) at age 29 would moderate the association between earlier CS and inflammation, using a multiplex assessment of cytokines to construct an index of the ratio between predominantly proinflammatory cytokines versus predominantly anti-inflammatory cytokines. CS experienced at age 24 was associated with greater inflammation at age 29 in the full sample (b = .112, p = .004). PRWS at age 29 moderated the association of earlier CS with inflammation (b = −.114, p = .011), but there was no significant main effect of PRWS (b = −.053, p = .265). Finally, using an internal moderator approach, we compared the association of CS with inflammation among those not in a committed relationship to those in more or less supportive relationships, showing a significant and stronger association of CS with inflammation for those with low PRWS (–1 SD; b = .182, p

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Pulling away: Links among disengaged couple communication, relationship distress, and depressive symptoms.

Interpersonal theories of depression suggest that how couples communicate helps to explain bidirectional links between depressive symptoms and relationship distress. Disengaged and aversive couple communication should help explain these links. However,…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: A dyadic mediation study on social support, coping, and stress among couples starting fertility treatment.

This study adopted a dyadic approach to explore the associations between social support and stress as mediated by coping among infertile couples. All these variables were infertility-specific. A total of 201 couples starting their first assisted reprod…

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Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Adolescent sleep quality mediates family chaos and adolescent mental health: A daily diary-based study.

The aim of the current study was to examine adolescents’ sleep duration and quality as potential mediators of the association between chaotic and disorganized family environments and adolescent anxiety and depressive symptoms. A total of 193 adolescent…

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