Home Health Parents News Now Research: 'Supermom' Pressures Lead to Higher Rates of Depression Research: 'Supermom' Pressures Lead to Higher Rates of Depression By Holly Lebowitz Rossi August 23, 2011 Advertisement Save Pin FB ellipsis More Tweet Mail Email iphone Send Text Message Print Comment super-mom 29231 It's all about perception, rather than the amount of juggling a woman does, according to new research presented Saturday at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Las Vegas. If she expects to drop a few balls from time to time, she's less likely to develop depression by the time she's 40. "Women are sold a story that they can do it all, but most workplaces are still designed for employees without child-care responsibilities," said Katrina Leupp, a University of Washington sociology graduate student who conducted the study in a statement. And it's not like babies born to working moms have any fewer demands than those born to stay-at-home moms. That means something has to give. "You can happily combine child rearing and a career, if you're willing to let some things slide," Leupp said. (image via: http://theteachick.com) By Holly Lebowitz Rossi Save Pin FB ellipsis More Tweet Mail Email iphone Send Text Message Print Comment Comments Add a Comment Be the first to comment! Advertisement Close this dialog window Add a comment Research: 'Supermom' Pressures Lead to Higher Rates of Depression Add your comment... Cancel Submit Success! Thanks for adding your feedback.