Interactive Regulation of Affect in Postpartum Depressed Mothers and Their Infants: An Overview

@article{Reck2004InteractiveRO,
  title={Interactive Regulation of Affect in Postpartum Depressed Mothers and Their Infants: An Overview},
  author={Corinna Reck and Aoife Hunt and Thomas Fuchs and Robin Weiss and Andrea Noon and Eva Moehler and George Downing and Edward Z. Tronick and Christoph Mundt},
  journal={Psychopathology},
  year={2004},
  volume={37},
  pages={272 - 280}
}
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 passivity or intrusiveness, withdrawal and avoidance, as well as a low level of positive expression of affect. Thus, an impaired capability to… 
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