Tag Archives: Depression

Measuring the Impact of Antenatal Depression on the Fetal Brain Using Neuroimaging

Previous studies have observed that the children of depressed mothers are more likely to have delays in cognitive development, worse school performance, higher rates of behavioral problems, and deficits in social-emotional regulation.  Children of depressed mothers are also more likely to experience adolescent depression.   Most studies have understood these vulnerabilities to neurodevelopmental problems and psychiatric… Read More »

Higher Rates of Depression and Anxiety in Mothers Caring for Children at Home During the Pandemic

There have been multiple studies over last year showing increased anxiety and depression in certain populations as a result of the COVID pandemic.  It is clear that some members of the population may be more susceptible to psychological distress than others.  From our clinical vantagepoint, it is clear that the parents of young children have… Read More »

CBT-Based Group Intervention Improves Perinatal Depression and Maternal Sensitivity

Previous research has shown that higher levels of depressive symptoms during pregnancy may be associated with lower levels of maternal-fetal attachment (MFA).  Other studies have indicated that poor MFA is a significant predictor of worse outcomes in terms of mother-infant interactions and infant attachment security.  A new study looks at an intervention designed to treat… Read More »