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Mother-infant interactions in postpartum depression: an early intervention program.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7980887     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper examines the role of postnatal intervention in the prevention of the negative consequences of postpartum depression on developing mother-infant relationships. It is argued that, once difficulties in these interactions have been identified, direct attempts to modify the interactions must occur within a framework that includes maternal, paternal, partnership/marital and social variables. An intervention program that may be instituted by nurses is described. The Baby Happiness, Understanding, Giving and Sharing (HUGS) Programme is an attempt to integrate direct intervention in mother-infant interactions into a systemic framework which takes into account contextual variables such as cognitive style and social support.
J Milgrom
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian journal of advanced nursing : a quarterly publication of the Royal Australian Nursing Federation     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0813-0531     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust J Adv Nurs     Publication Date:    1994 Jun-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-01-05     Completed Date:  1995-01-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8409358     Medline TA:  Aust J Adv Nurs     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-38     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Depressive Disorder / prevention & control*,  psychology
Intervention Studies
Maternal Behavior
Models, Psychological
Mother-Child Relations*
Puerperal Disorders / prevention & control*,  psychology
Self-Help Groups / organization & administration*
Social Support

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