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Depressed fathers' speech to their 3-month-old infants: a study of cognitive and mentalizing features in paternal speech.

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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...

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10.1017/s0033291712000487

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
Psychological medicine
Volume:
42
Issue:
11
Pages:
2361-2371
Publication date:
2012-11-05
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EISSN:
1469-8978
ISSN:
0033-2917
URN:
uuid:c15495d0-9583-4746-bbdc-240a2a698529
Source identifiers:
320453
Local pid:
pubs:320453
Language:
English

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