Helping Kids Beat Depression… by Treating Mom

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More than 400,000 infants are born to depressed mothers each year in the U.S.

“Children are particularly vulnerable to parents’ depression in the first year of life when their brains are rapidly forming connections. When parents are withdrawn or unresponsive, attachment and bonding are affected.”

"As early as two months of age, the infant looks at the depressed mother less often, shows less engagement with objects [and] has a lower activity level," a report last year in the journal Pediatrics says.

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