María Pía Santelices

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BACKGROUND Research indicates that the early attachment patterns of babies could influence their socio-emotional development and prevent the emergence of problematic behaviours in the child later in life. Many studies in the field of early attachment interventions have promoted a secure attachment bond between mother and infant. The purpose of this study(More)
A non-experimental, cross-sectional study was performed. A group of 96 pregnant Chilean women with low income and depression were contacted through Public Health Centers. The association between depressive symptoms (BDI Z10) and other variables was analyzed. Low social support satisfaction (SSQ-6), high scores for negative orientation towards problems,(More)
Due to the rapid growth in early socioemotional skills during the first three years of life, significant variations in socioemotional development begin early and increase with time. Family competences as sensitivity and mentalization, contribute to differences among children of the same age. This study examines whether the level of socioemotional skills is(More)
BACKGROUND In Chile, postpartum depression is a prevalent and disabling condition. Universal screening is available but has not been translated into better treatment rates, suggesting the existence of access barriers. AIM To describe access barriers to postpartum depression treatment in six primary health care clinics in Metropolitan Santiago, Chile. (More)
Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most frequent disorders in childhood and adolescence. Both neurocognitive and environmental factors have been related to ADHD. The current study contributes to the documentation of the predictive relation between early attachment deprivation and ADHD. Data were collected from 641 adopted(More)
There are many risk factors that make the transition to parenthood difficult, even in the best of circumstances. One such risk factor is the experience of parental childhood trauma, which has the potential to affect the parent/child relationship, both in terms of attachment style parental reflective functioning. This study aims to expand on the line of(More)
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