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Attachment and interpersonal relationships in postnatal depression

Wilkinson, Ross; Mulcahy, Rhiannon


Postnatal depression (PND) is a debilitating condition that has demonstrated negative impacts on the mother, her infant, and her intimate and social relationships. Using an attachment theory perspective, this study examined the relationship of insecure working models of attachment to depression, marital quality, infant bonding, and social support in Australian samples of diagnosed depressed (n=47) and comparison (n=68) mothers. Clinically depressed mothers reported less security of attachment...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology
DOI: 10.1080/02646831003587353


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