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The normalisation of disrupted attentional processing of infant distress in depressed pregnant women following Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

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Background: Maternal depression is associated with abnormal processing of infant distress. This may explain why depression disrupts maternal behaviour and ultimately child outcomes. Understanding and improving such processing, in depressed mothers as early as possible is thus important. Aim: The focus of the current study was to investigate whether Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) normalises depressed pregnant women's abnormal attentional processing of infant distress. Method: Depressed pr...

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10.1016/j.jad.2012.07.033

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Pearson, RM More by this author
O'Mahen, H More by this author
Bennert, K More by this author
Shepherd, C More by this author
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Journal:
Journal of Affective Disorders
Volume:
145
Issue:
2
Pages:
208-213
Publication date:
2013-02-20
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EISSN:
1573-2517
ISSN:
0165-0327
URN:
uuid:7fd48d88-256a-4e25-a112-665982b8ab66
Source identifiers:
384913
Local pid:
pubs:384913

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