Prenatal dysthymia versus major depression effects on early mother-infant interactions: A brief report

Tiffany Field, Miguel Diego, Maria Hernandez-Reif, Angela Ascencio

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Abstract

Maternal dysthymia and major depression effects on mother-infant interactions were assessed when the infants were 3-months-old. The dysthymia group mothers spent less time smiling, touching and imitating their infants and more time moving their infants' limbs. The infants of the dysthymia group mothers spent less time smiling and more time showing distress behaviors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-131
Number of pages3
JournalInfant Behavior and Development
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2009

Keywords

  • Depression
  • Dysthymia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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