Perinatal mental health: the impact on mother-infant bonding and attachment

Flowers, Alexandra 2017, Perinatal mental health: the impact on mother-infant bonding and attachment, D.Psych(Clin) thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.

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Title Perinatal mental health: the impact on mother-infant bonding and attachment
Author Flowers, Alexandra
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health
Degree type Research doctorate
Degree name D.Psych(Clin)
Thesis advisor McGillivray, JaneORCID iD for McGillivray, Jane
Date submitted 2017-10
Keyword(s) perinatal depression
postpartum depression
newborn infants
mental health
Summary This thesis involved a review of the literature which found that mild maternal depression is unlikely to have a significant impact on infant disorganised attachment. Further studies demonstrated that antenatal depression and anxiety influenced the relationship between maternal bonding in pregnancy and postpartum, with chronic symptoms having a greater effect.
Language eng
Field of Research 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
170101 Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
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