Depressive symptoms in early pregnancy disrupt attentional processing of infant emotion

RM Pearson, RM Cooper, IS Penton-Voak, SL Lightman, J Evans

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Abstract

Growing evidence suggests that perinatal depression is associated with disrupted mother–infant interactions and poor infant outcomes. Antenatal depression may play a key role in this cycle by disrupting the development of a maternal response to infant stimuli. The current study therefore investigated the impact of depressive symptoms on the basic cognitive processing of infant stimuli at the beginning of pregnancy
Translated title of the contributionDepressive symptoms in early pregnancy disrupt attentional processing of infant emotion
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)621 - 631
Number of pages11
JournalPsychological Medicine
Volume40
Issue number4
Early online date12 Aug 2009
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

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