Maternal depression can affect child's growth

Child Growth

A mother's depression can negatively effect the growth of her child in developing countries, says a study by the World Health Organization.

The study was carried out in 11 middle and low income countries and included nearly 14 thousand mother and child pairs.

It found that maternal depression was associated with early childhood underweight issues and stunting.

Professor Maureen Black, an author of the study, told Gerry Adams depression among mothers in developing countries is pervasive.

Duration: 3’14″

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