J Psychiatr Res 2021 Feb 16;136:388-397. Epub 2021 Feb 16.
Institute of Clinical Medicine / Psychiatry, University of Eastern Finland, P.O. Box 1627, FI, 70211, Kuopio, Finland; Psychiatry, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital, P.O. Box 22, FI, 00014, Helsinki, Finland; Department of Psychology and Logopedics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 21, FI, 00014, Helsinki, Finland.
The infants of mothers with elevated depressive symptoms (EDS) postpartum appear to be at increased risk of somatic health problems during their first 12 months of life in low- and lower-middle-income countries. However, in higher-income countries, knowledge of this association is scarce. We sought to examine whether maternal reports of infant health problems, adherence to vaccination schedules and analgesic supply to the infant during the first 12 months of life differ between mothers with and without postpartum EDS. Read More