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Mother-infant interaction: postpartum depression as a risk factor for development


Post-partum depression is a serious condition which may negatively affect infant development. It is considered a significant cause of developmental impairment in various areas, e.g., physical, cognitive, and emotional. Our project is multicentre including researchers from several institutes from Universidade de São Paulo (IP, IB, ICB, FMVZ, and HU), Centro de Saúde Escola do Butantan and Instituto de Saúde de São Paulo, as well as from UFRN and UERJ. The aim of our project is to assess the incidence of post-partum depression during the first trimester post-partum among mothers from São Paulo, Natal, and Rio de Janeiro, relating it to prevailing conditions of material, social, and emotional support and reproductive phase of the life span. Subsamples of depressive and non depressive mothers will be taken from the whole sample. The genetic, hormonal and immunological profiles of both samples will be compared, as well as mother-infant interactional style, and some characteristics of infant development. (AU)

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DE MENDONCA, JULIA SCARANO; RAAD BUSSAB, VERA SILVIA; KAERTNER, JOSCHA. Interactional Synchrony and Child Gender Differences in Dyadic and Triadic Family Interactions. JOURNAL OF FAMILY ISSUES, v. 40, n. 8, p. 959-981, . (13/12212-2, 06/59192-2)
MARIA DE LIMA SALUM E MORAIS; LUIZ AUGUSTO MARCONDES FONSECA; VINICIUS FRAYZE DAVID; LIA MATOS VIEGAS; EMMA OTTA. Fatores psicossociais e sociodemográficos associados à depressão pós-parto: Um estudo em hospitais público e privado da cidade de São Paulo, Brasil. Estudos de Psicologia (Natal), v. 20, n. 1, p. 40-49, . (06/59192-2)

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