"Anybody's child": severe disorders of mother-to-infant bonding.

@article{Kumar1997AnybodysCS,
  title={"Anybody's child": severe disorders of mother-to-infant bonding.},
  author={Ratanendra Kumar},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1997},
  volume={171},
  pages={
          175-81
        }
}
  • Ratanendra Kumar
  • Published 1997 in
    The British journal of psychiatry : the journal…
BACKGROUND This paper describes severe, disorders of maternal affection and behaviour and suggests that there is an early process of mother-to-infant bonding which can go seriously wrong. METHOD Forty-four self-selected women who had suffered from at least one episode of postnatal mental illness described an unexpected and often catastrophic failure to love one or more of their babies. RESULTS These women reported absent affection, sometimes hate, rejection, neglect or impulses to harm, in… CONTINUE READING

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