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It is essential that maternal depression is diagnosed as early as possible. Untreated maternal depression can result in the child having developmental and behavioral problems or possible even depressive disorders. Research shows that breast feeding babies are unaffected by mother's on anti-depressant medication.
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About: Early diagnosis and treatment of maternal depression prevents negative effects on child's development
Date: 8 October 2004
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