Depressed fathers' speech to their 3-month-old infants: a study of cognitive and mentalizing features in paternal speech.
BACKGROUND: Depression in fathers in the postnatal period is associated with an increased risk of child behaviour problems. A key potential pathway of risk transmission is exposure of the child to negative cognitions and affect in the context of early parenting. This study examines paternal speech during face-to-face father-infant interactions at 3 months. METHOD: Currently depressed (n=19) and non-depressed (n=19) fathers were individually matched on age and education. Speech was coded for c...Expand abstract
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