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

L. Murray, Helen Margaret Marwick, Adriane Arteche

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-364
Number of pages4
JournalInfant Behavior and Development
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010

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Mood Disorders
Mothers
Longitudinal Studies
Depression

Keywords

  • speech
  • postnatal depression
  • baby-talk
  • parentese
  • affective disorder
  • depression

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In: Infant Behavior and Development, Vol. 33, No. 3, 06.2010, p. 361-364.

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