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Specific patterns of interaction emerging in the first months of life are related to processes regulating mutual affects in the mother-child dyad. Particularly important for the dyad are the matching and interactive repair processes. The interaction between postpartum depressed mothers and their children is characterized by a lack of responsiveness, by(More)
In healthy mother-infant dyads, interactions are characterized by a pattern of matching and mismatching interactive states with quick reparation of mismatches into matches. In contrast, dyads in which mothers have postpartum depression show impaired mother-infant interaction patterns over the first few months of the infant's life. The majority of studies(More)
Die Mutter-Kind-Interaktion nimmt im Rahmen der ambulanten und stationären Behandlung postpartal depressiver Mütter eine zentrale Stellung ein. Es ist bekannt, dass Säuglinge äußerst sensibel auf den emotionalen Zustand ihrer Mutter und anderer Bezugspersonen reagieren. Diese Sensitivität in den ersten Lebensmonaten ist grundlegend für das Verständnis des(More)
Despite much new literature on clinical early intervention, background theoretical issues have received less critical attention. In this study, we look at a single mother-infant case from different perspectives. To give the discussion a viable focus, we draw upon two types of specific material: an Adult Attachment Interview (M. Main & R. Goldwyn, 1985-1998)(More)
In the treatment of mothers with postpartum depression, mother-infant interaction plays a central role. It is well known that babies are very sensitive to their mothers' emotional state. This sensitivity during the first months of life is fundamental to understanding the influence of maternal psychiatric disorders and especially of postpartum depression, as(More)
This case series study evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of a behavioral/cognitive psychological intervention in a pediatric primary health care setting during standard well-baby visits. The aim of the intervention was to support caregivers' sensitivity and mentalization in order to promote infant mental health (IMH). Four neonates from birth to 8(More)
This pilot study examined the effectiveness of an attachment-based intervention program, PRERAYMI, based on video technique, psychological counseling and developmental guidance in improving the style of interaction and emotion regulation of adolescent mothers and their infants after 3 and 6 months of intervention. Analyses revealed that adolescent mothers(More)
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