Fillers Q&A

Effect of postnatal depression on other members of the mother's family

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7473.1042 (Published 28 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1042
  1. Oliver Mallon, student nurse,
  2. Woody Caan, professor of public health
  1. Queens University, Belfast
  2. APU, Chelmsford

    Question

    Does anyone know of any journals or sites with information on how postnatal depression affects the rest of the family, not just the mother?

    Answer

    Different effects appear at different stages of child development. The leading figure in UK research in Professor Lynn Murray. She has been publishing in the area of effects of postnatal depression on child development for about 15 years. Here are details of …

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