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Disruption to the development of maternal responsiveness? The impact of prenatal depression on mother-infant interactions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22982260     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Both prenatal and postnatal maternal depression are independently associated with an increased risk of adverse infant development. The impact of postnatal depression on infants may be mediated through the effect of depression in reducing maternal responsiveness. However, the mechanisms underlying the effect of prenatal depression are unclear. Using longitudinal data from over 900 mother-infant pairs in a UK birth cohort (ALSPAC), we found that women with high depressive symptom scores during mid pregnancy, but NOT when their infants were 8 months, had a 30% increased risk of low maternal responsiveness when the infant was 12 months compared to women with consistently low depression. This may provide a mechanism to explain the independent association between prenatal depression and poorer infant development.
Authors:
R M Pearson; R Melotti; J Heron; C Joinson; A Stein; P G Ramchandani; J Evans
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-09-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infant behavior & development     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1934-8800     ISO Abbreviation:  Infant Behav Dev     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-09     Completed Date:  2013-04-24     Revised Date:  2014-02-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806016     Medline TA:  Infant Behav Dev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  613-26     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Child Development
Depression / psychology*
Depressive Disorder / psychology*
Female
Humans
Infant
Male
Maternal Behavior / psychology*
Mother-Child Relations*
Mothers / psychology
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Complications / psychology*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
092731//Wellcome Trust; G9815508//Medical Research Council

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