The effect of postpartum depression on child cognitive development and behavior: A review and critical analysis of the literature

@article{Grace2003TheEO,
  title={The effect of postpartum depression on child cognitive development and behavior: A review and critical analysis of the literature},
  author={Sherry L. Grace and Alexandra Evindar and Donna Eileen Stewart},
  journal={Archives of Women’s Mental Health},
  year={2003},
  volume={6},
  pages={263-274}
}
Summary¶The incidence of postpartum depression (PPD) in Western societies is approximately 10–15% and its cause multi-faceted. Because mothers largely constitute infants’ social environment and mediate their experience of the external world, it is imperative to investigate the effects of PPD on child growth and development. PsycInfo, Medline, Embase, CINAHL, ProQuest, and Health Star databases were searched with key terms for English language abstracts from 1990 onwards, and key contents were… Expand
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