Objectivity and subjectivity in postnatally depressed mothers' perceptions of their infants.

@article{Foreman2002ObjectivityAS,
  title={Objectivity and subjectivity in postnatally depressed mothers' perceptions of their infants.},
  author={David Martin Foreman and Carol Henshaw},
  journal={Child psychiatry and human development},
  year={2002},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={263-75}
}
A community sample of 82 new mothers' objective and subjective perceptions of their infants were assessed, using a specially designed questionnaire. Sixteen women had postnatal depression (PND), and thirteen women had developed PND but recovered by assessment. These women had a less positive view of their infants than women who had never had PND. However, the objective/subjective dichotomy, while meaningful to observers, did not structure their responses. The questionnaire items seemed to… CONTINUE READING