Perinatal depression influences on infant negative affectivity: timing, severity, and co-morbid anxiety.

@article{Rouse2014PerinatalDI,
  title={Perinatal depression influences on infant negative affectivity: timing, severity, and co-morbid anxiety.},
  author={Matthew H Rouse and Sherryl H. Goodman},
  journal={Infant behavior & development},
  year={2014},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={739-51}
}
Accumulating evidence suggests that antenatal depression predicts infants' negative affectivity, albeit with variable effect sizes. With a prospective longitudinal design, we sought to explain that variability by addressing questions about timing of the depression across pregnancy and the early postpartum, the role of high symptom levels relative to diagnosed depression, comorbidity with anxiety, and the potential mediating role of neuroendocrine functioning. Primiparous women (n=77) with… CONTINUE READING

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