by Savitha C Muppala on  October 11, 2012 at 9:11 AM Mental Health News
 Depressed Mothers may Hamper Language Development in Their Children
Mothers with postpartum depression must seek medical help and support from family or avail childcare facilities for their babies as it helps both of them cope, suggests a recent insight.

Further, it will certainly reduce other risks to children of depressed mothers- for instance delayed language development or behavior and mood problems.

Studies have indicated that depression in mothers can up the risks of behavior and mood problems in children. Children can also face delays in language and cognitive development.

"Our results suggest that a modest amount of formal child care for toddlers of depressed mothers is a simple strategy that may have benefits for affected mothers and their children", said the study authors.

Source: Medindia

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