Maternal anxiety, mother-infant interactions, and infants' response to challenge.

  title={Maternal anxiety, mother-infant interactions, and infants' response to challenge.},
  author={Marsha Kaitz and Hilla Rubin Maytal and Noa Devor and Liat Bergman and David Mankuta},
  journal={Infant behavior & development},
  volume={33 2},
Children of anxious mothers are at risk for social-emotional difficulties and disturbed, early interactions with their mother may account for some of the risk. This study evaluated the association between maternal anxiety, features of mother-infant interactions, and infants' emotion regulation during stressful situations (still-face, play with a stranger). Thirty-four anxiety-disordered mothers of 6-month-old infants and 59 typical dyads comprised the sample. Dyads were filmed during free play… CONTINUE READING

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