Transcript for Moms who have depression early on may have kids with lower IQ scores: Study
New infant new joy new exhaustion stress and responsibility. Sometimes for moms it means depression. A new study shows that may be bad news for her baby is long term development. The study led by researchers from UCC and Diego tracked the same 875. Mother child pairs in Chile for sixteen years. Checking in on the family at age one age five each ten NE sixteen. And they found signs of depression and mom at age one is associated with lower cognitive test scores for the child at age sixteen according to the authors. Moms who were depressed show must warm. Action in interest in the child's actions. And invested a less in the child's educational development. It worked in reverse as well. Lower development scores and the child prompted less engagement from the month. Which also increased maternal depression. A negative cycle with sad results for both. The answer may be screening and treating signs of depression early in months. As well as providing tools for young families to help infants reach their maximum potential but this medical minute I'm violent signed ABC news.
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