Impact of maternal depression on pregnancies and on early attachment.

  title={Impact of maternal depression on pregnancies and on early attachment.},
  author={Eszter Lefkovics and Ildik{\'o} Baji and J{\'a}nos Rig{\'o}},
  journal={Infant mental health journal},
  volume={35 4},
The relatively high prevalence and duration of depression in the prenatal and postpartum periods reinforce the need for better understanding of maternal depression. The purpose of this article is to explore the main effects of depression to pregnancies' outcome and to early attachment reviewing research from the last decade and to find the best way to prevent the negative effects of maternal depression to infants. Recent studies have reported significant associations between maternal depression… CONTINUE READING
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