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Mothers’ depression will affect the relationship with their babies

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A new study has found that women with depression during pregnancy, or with a history of depression, have a reduced quality of mother-infant relationship. The findings of the study were published in the journal ‘BJPsych Open’. The study was funded by National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre (BRC). In the study, researchers examined whether depression, either before or during pregnancy, affects the mother-infant relationship.Researchers looked at the quality of mother-infant interactions eight weeks and 12 months after birth in three groups of women; healthy women, women with clinically significant depression in pregnancy, and women with a lifetime history of depression but healthy pregnancies. The study used a sample of 131 women: 51 healthy mothers with no current or past depression, 52 mothers with depression referred to the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust Perinatal Psychiatry …

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