Journal article

Preconception depression and anxiety symptoms and maternal-infant bonding: a 20-year intergenerational cohort study

Craig A Olsson, Elizabeth A Spry, Yvette Alway, Margarita Moreno-Betancur, George Youssef, Christopher Greenwood, Primrose Letcher, Jacqui A Macdonald, Jennifer McIntosh, Delyse Hutchinson, George C Patton

Archives of Women's Mental Health | SPRINGER WIEN | Published : 2020

Abstract

Early maternal-infant bonding problems are often forerunners of later emotional and behavioural difficulties. Interventions typically target the perinatal period but many risks may be established well before pregnancy. Here we examine the extent to which adolescent and young adult depression and anxiety symptoms predict perinatal maternal-infant bonding difficulties. The Victorian Intergenerational Health Cohort Study (VIHCS, est. 2006) is following offspring born to the Victorian Adolescent Health Cohort Study (VAHCS; est. 1992). VAHCS participants were assessed for depression and anxiety symptoms nine times during adolescence and young adulthood (age 14-29 years), and then contacted bi-ann..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Principal Research Fellowship


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Investigator Fellowship


Awarded by Australian Research Council Fellowship


Awarded by Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Award - Australian Government


Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

Data collection for VIHCS was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council; Australian Rotary Health; Colonial Foundation; Perpetual Trustees; Financial Markets Foundation for Children (Australia); Royal Children's Hospital Foundation; and the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. Data analysis was supported by funding from the Australian Research Council (DP180102447). During the development of this analysis, GP was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Principal Research Fellowship (APP1117873), and CO was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Investigator Fellowship (APP1175086) and an Australian Research Council Fellowship (DP130101459). MMB is the recipient of an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Award (project number DE190101326) funded by the Australian Government. DH is supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Fellowship (APP1197488). Research at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute is supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Program.