New Study examines effects of Maternal Depression on young children

We know a mom who is clinically depressed has a lot of negative outcomes. Those negative outcomes are not just for the mom, they can also have long-term implications for children.

Researchers and clinicians alike have been particularly concerned about the effects of maternal depression during and after pregnancy on children.

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But a new study suggests that a mother’s depression during the preschool years may be more harmful to children than either her prenatal or immediately postnatal depression. It is the first study to track the effects of maternal depression on children from pregnancy until the children turn 5.

Source: New Study Examines Effects Of Maternal Depression On Young Children | Scope Blog

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Posted on March 6, 2017, in Early Childhood Development, Maternal Mental Health. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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