BIS/BAS scores are correlated with frontal eeg asymmetry in intrusive and withdrawn depressed mothers

Miguel A. Diego, Tiffany Field, Maria Hernandez-Reif

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Abstract

Differences between different style-depressed mothers, intrusive and withdrawn, were examined by the use of the Behavioral Inhibition and Activation Scales (BIS/BAS) and EEG activity from the mid-frontal and parietal regions. Analyses revealed that withdrawn mothers had left frontal EEG hypoactivation, higher Behavior Inhibition (BIS), and lower Behavior Activation (BAS) scores than the intrusive mothers. Further analysis revealed that the BIS, the BAS reward and the BAS-BIS difference scores were related to frontal EEG asymmetry and power scores. BIS stores were also related to the mothers' withdrawn interaction style, supporting the use of the BIS/BAS as a screening instrument to help identify intrusive and withdrawn depressed mothers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)665-675
Number of pages11
JournalInfant Mental Health Journal
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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