Might prevention be better than cure?

Murray, Lynne; Ramchandani, Paul
November 2007
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Nov2007, Vol. 92 Issue 11, p943
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the improvement in maternal depressive symptoms and its associated disability in Great Britain. The individual differences in infant state-regulation capacities can affect the ease with which the infant sleep through disruptions caused by the environment. Intervention on depressive symptoms were delivered by primary care nurses and brought significant improvements in infant sleep patterns. A research on postnatal depression treatment shows that dealing with infant problems does not lead to improvements in maternal mental state, but it is important for interventions to directly target depression.


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