Stay-at-Home Moms Suffer More Sadness

Cite more depression, anger compared to employed mothers: Gallup poll
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2012 10:44 AM CDT
Stay-at-Home Moms Suffer More Sadness
Ann Romney.   (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Stay-at-home moms struggle with sadness, depression, and anger more often than employed mothers do, according to a sure-to-be-controversial new Gallup poll. While 26% of stay-at-home moms reported feeling sadness much of "yesterday," that figure was just 16% among employed moms. Some 28% of stay-at-home moms said they have been diagnosed with depression, an assertion made by just 17% of employed mothers. Meanwhile, 50% of the stay-at-home group felt stressed and 19% felt angry "yesterday," versus 48% and 14% in the employed group. The poll comes on the heels of a furor over Ann Romney's stay-at-home status, Politico points out. (More moms stories.)

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