Psych Matters

Perinatal and Infant Mental Health in the time of COVID-19

September 21, 2020
Psych Matters
Perinatal and Infant Mental Health in the time of COVID-19
Show Notes

This is episode of Psych Matters is one of three looking at perinatal mental illness. Depression and anxiety are common following having a baby and can for some women be the start of chronic illness, which has implications not just for her but for her family.
Professor Anne Buist (Vic)  leads a discussion with Professor Megan Galbally(WA) and Associate Professor Anne Sved-Williams(SA) on perinatal and infant mental health in the time of COVID-19.


  • Circle of Security
  • Post and AnteNatal Depression Association (PANDA)
  • Parent Infant Research Institute (PIRI)
  • Centre for Perinatal Excellence (COPE)
  • Granqvist, Sroufe....Duschinsky (2017) Disorganized attachment in infancy: a review of the phenomenon and its implications for clinicians and policy-makers. Attachment and Human Development
  • Stein, Netsi....Murray (2018) Mitigating the effect of persistent postnatal depression on child outcomes through an intervention to treat depression and improve parenting: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet Psychiatry
  • Galbally, Watson, Boyce, Lewis (2019). The role of trauma and partner support in perinatal depression and parenting stress: a pregnancy cohort study. International Journal of Social Psychiatry
  • Galbally, Stein, Hoegfeldt, van IJzendoorn (2020) From attachment to mental health and back. Lancet Psychiatry
  • Galbally, Watson, van Rossum, Chen, de Kloet, Lewis (2020)The perinatal origins of childhood anxiety disorders and the role of early life maternal predictors. Psychological Medicine

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