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Sadness in mothers’ ‘baby-talk’ predicts affective disorder in adolescent offspring

Murray, L. and Marwick, Helen Margaret and Arteche, Adriane (2010) Sadness in mothers’ ‘baby-talk’ predicts affective disorder in adolescent offspring. Infant Behavior and Development, 33 (3). pp. 361-364. ISSN 0163-6383

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Abstract

‘Baby-talk’ is common across cultures. It underpins infant vocal preferences, and helps regulate infant engagement. Its longer-term significance is unclear. In a longitudinal study, we found indications of ‘sadness’ in postnatally depressed mothers’ baby-talk statistically mediated effects of maternal depression on offspring adolescent affective disorder.

Item type: Article
ID code: 29755
Keywords: speech, postnatal depression, baby-talk, parentese, affective disorder, depression, Child Health. Child health services, Developmental and Educational Psychology
Subjects: Medicine > Pediatrics > Child Health. Child health services
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Education > Education
Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 10 May 2011 13:54
Last modified: 21 May 2015 13:09
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/29755

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