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Maternal postpartum depression and infant social withdrawal among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive mother-infant dyads

Hartley, C ; Pretorius, K ; Mohamed, A ; Laughton, B ; Madhi, S ; Cotton, M F ; Steyn, B ; Seedat, S

Psychology, health & medicine, May 2010, Vol.15(3), pp.278-87 [Periódico revisado por pares]

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  • Título:
    Maternal postpartum depression and infant social withdrawal among human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) positive mother-infant dyads
  • Autor: Hartley, C ; Pretorius, K ; Mohamed, A ; Laughton, B ; Madhi, S ; Cotton, M F ; Steyn, B ; Seedat, S
  • Assuntos: Depression, Postpartum ; Mother-Child Relations ; HIV Infections -- Psychology
  • É parte de: Psychology, health & medicine, May 2010, Vol.15(3), pp.278-87
  • Descrição: Maternal postpartum depression poses significant risks for mother-child interaction and long-term infant outcomes. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status has also been implicated in the development of postpartum depression, but the association between maternal depression and infant social behavior in the context of HIV infection has not been fully investigated. First, we examined the relationship between maternal postpartum depression and infant social withdrawal at 10-12 months of age in HIV-infected mothers and infants. Second, we ascertained whether infant social withdrawal could be significantly predicted by maternal postpartum depression. The sample consisted of 83 HIV-infected mother-infant dyads. Mothers were assessed for postpartum depression with the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), and infant social withdrawal behavior was rated using the Modified Alarm Distress Baby Scale (m-ADBB). 42.2% of the mothers scored above the cut-off point for depression on the EPDS,...
  • Idioma: Inglês

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