Postpartum depression affects up to 1 in 5 mothers and is associated with elevated rates of emotional, behavioral, and cognitive problems in offspring. It may have particularly negative effects on infant emotion regulation - the ability to modify emotions in the service of future goals. Emotion regulation plays a key role in the transmission of risk from mothers to offspring and is an important predictor of mental health across the lifespan. This webinar will discuss the results of a BBRF-funded study that examined the impact of cognitive behavioral therapy for postpartum depression on observed and neurophysiological markers of infant emotion regulation and the transmission of regulatory support from mothers to infants.
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