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Mothers' postpartum psychological adjustment and infantile colic.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16452109     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Infantile colic is a common problem of early infancy. There is limited data on the relation between postpartum maternal psychological problems and colic.
AIM: : To investigate whether infantile colic is associated with postpartum mood disorders or insecure adult attachment style of the mother.
METHODS: Seventy eight mothers and newborns were enrolled in this prospective, longitudinal study. Maternal depressive symptoms were screened with Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Score (EPDS) and maternal anxiety was assessed with State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI). The Adult Attachment Scale was used to determine the attachment style of the mother. Infantile colic was defined according to Wessel criteria.
RESULTS: Infantile colic was present in 17 infants (21.7%); 12.9% of the mothers had an EPDS > or =13. The mean EPDS of the mothers whose infants had infantile colic (10.2+/-6.0) was significantly higher than that of the mothers of infants without colic (6.3+/-4.0). Among infants with infantile colic, 62.5% had mothers who had insecure attachment style, whereas only 31.1% of mothers had insecure attachment when the infant did not have infantile colic.
CONCLUSION: Postpartum maternal depressive symptoms and insecure attachment style are associated with infantile colic. Screening and early intervention of postpartum depression might promote the health of both the mother and infant.
Authors:
I Akman; K Kusçu; N Ozdemir; Z Yurdakul; M Solakoglu; L Orhan; A Karabekiroglu; E Ozek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-02-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood     Volume:  91     ISSN:  1468-2044     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  2006 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-24     Completed Date:  2006-05-12     Revised Date:  2013-06-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372434     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  417-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Marmara University Medical School, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology Istanbul, Turkey. ipekakman@yahoo.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adaptation, Psychological
Adult
Anxiety / etiology
Cesarean Section
Chi-Square Distribution
Colic*
Crying
Depression, Postpartum* / diagnosis
Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Male
Mother-Child Relations*
Prospective Studies
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
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