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Depressed mothers' infants are less responsive to faces and voices.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19439359     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A review of our recent research suggests that infants of depressed mothers appeared to be less responsive to faces and voices as early as the neonatal period. At that time they have shown less orienting to the live face/voice stimulus of the Brazelton scale examiner and to their own and other infants' cry sounds. This lesser responsiveness has been attributed to higher arousal, less attentiveness and less "empathy." Their delayed heart rate decelerations to instrumental and vocal music sounds have also been ascribed to their delayed attention and/or slower processing. Later at 3-6 months they showed less negative responding to their mothers' non-contingent and still-face behavior, suggesting that they were more accustomed to this behavior in their mothers. The less responsive behavior of the depressed mothers was further compounded by their comorbid mood states of anger and anxiety and their difficult interaction styles including withdrawn or intrusive interaction styles and their later authoritarian parenting style. Pregnancy massage was effectively used to reduce prenatal depression and facilitate more optimal neonatal behavior. Interaction coaching was used during the postnatal period to help these dyads with their interactions and ultimately facilitate the infants' development.
Authors:
Tiffany Field; Miguel Diego; Maria Hernandez-Reif
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2009-05-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infant behavior & development     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1934-8800     ISO Abbreviation:  Infant Behav Dev     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-10     Completed Date:  2009-08-25     Revised Date:  2014-09-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806016     Medline TA:  Infant Behav Dev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Anger
Anxiety / complications
Auditory Perception / physiology
Brain / physiology
Depressive Disorder / complications,  psychology*,  therapy
Face*
Facial Expression
Female
Humans
Infant
Infant Behavior / psychology*
Massage
Maternal Behavior / psychology
Mother-Child Relations
Mothers / psychology*
Music
Pregnancy
Voice*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
AT001585/AT/NCCAM NIH HHS; K05 AT001585/AT/NCCAM NIH HHS; K05 AT001585-02/AT/NCCAM NIH HHS; K05 AT001585-03/AT/NCCAM NIH HHS; K05 MH000331/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; K05 MH000331-20/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; K05 MH000331-21/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; MH00331/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; MH46586/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R37 MH046586-11/MH/NIMH NIH HHS
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