PhD student Jenny Afkinich and colleagues from the University of Southern California have a new paper published in the International Journal of of Mental Health and Addiction that explores the role of incarceration history on depressive symptoms among women. Afkinich and colleagues analyzed data on a sample of formerly incarcerated women and found that timing, duration, and frequency of incarceration were not significant correlates of released women’s depressive symptoms, but that experiences of cumulative disadvantage were associated with depressive symptoms.
For more information on the paper, please see the following link:
Zhao, Q., Afkinich, J. L., & Valdez, A. (2019). Incarceration History and Depressive Symptoms Among Women Released from US Correctional Facilities: Does Timing, Duration, or Frequency Matter? International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. doi: 10.1007/s11469-019-00058-5