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Behavioral, interactional and developmental symptomatology in toddlers of depressed mothers: a preliminary clinical study within the DC:0-3 framework.
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PMID:  17907517     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Relations between maternal depression and infant behavior, attachment and development were examined within a clinical diagnostic framework. The sample consisted of a study group of 15 infants and their mothers with depression compared to a group of 16 infants and their mothers with no diagnosable psychiatric disorders. The study group scored lower on expressive (p < .03), receptive (p < .05) and overall communication (p < .03) and coping skills (p < .03) of the Vineland and total scales (p < .05) of both developmental measures and higher on psychosocial stressor severity assessments (p < .01). More mother-infant dyads in the study group presented with relationship disorders (p < .01) with considerably lower PIR-GAS (global assessment scale for parent-infant relationship) scores (p < .001). Infants of depressed mothers were also significantly more likely to show problematic attachment behavior to their mothers (p < .01). As a factor leading to the increased risk of childhood developmental problems and psychopathology, maternal depression requires special attention during clinical assessment of infants and toddlers.
Didem Oztop; Runa Uslu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Turkish journal of pediatrics     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0041-4301     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:    2007 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-02     Completed Date:  2007-11-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417505     Medline TA:  Turk J Pediatr     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Child Psychiatry, Erciyes University, Faculty of Medicine, Kayseri, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Case-Control Studies
Child Behavior Disorders / diagnosis*
Child, Preschool
Depression / psychology*
Developmental Disabilities / diagnosis*
Interviews as Topic
Maternal Behavior*
Mental Status Schedule
Mother-Child Relations*
Mothers / psychology*
Reactive Attachment Disorder / diagnosis*

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