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Essential Reads: Measuring the Impact of Antenatal Depression on the Fetal Brain Using Neuroimaging

Previous studies have observed that the children of depressed mothers are more likely to have delays in cognitive development, worse school performance, higher rates of behavioral problems, and deficits in social-emotional regulation.  Children of depressed mothers are also more likely to experience adolescent depression.   Most studies have understood these vulnerabilities to neurodevelopmental problems and psychiatric… Read More »

Measuring the Impact of Maternal Anxiety on Children’s Social-Emotional Development

Over the last few years, the medical community has been using the term perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) to describe the spectrum of psychological symptoms women may experience during pregnancy or the postpartum period.  This shift reflects the realization that the term “postpartum depression” describes only the tip of a much larger iceberg; many… Read More »