Lifespan Speaker Series – Maternal Postpartum Depression and Infant Brain Development – The impact of early treatment

Maternal postpartum depression poses a major challenge to the health of mothers and their infants. While treating postpartum depression is well known to benefit mothers, it is unclear if these benefits extend to their infants.

This webinar hosted on May 18, 2021, presented by Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and Brock University alumni, Dr. John Krzeczkowski (BSc ’15), discussed:

  • The impact of maternal postpartum depression on mothers and their infants
  • Novel research showing that short, cost-effect treatments that are accepted and preferred by mothers not only benefit maternal health, but improve brain development and emotion regulation in their infants

Please note that this webinar does not recommend any specific resource and/or treatment options, nor is it intended to provide individual advice. Individuals should consult with their healthcare team/treatment provider for all healthcare recommendations and decisions.

We would like to acknowledge the support from the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and the Office of Research Services, which helped to make this event possible.

Watch the recording of the webinar here:


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