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In a study of 530 healthy new mothers in Iran, an average BIMF score of 97.4 was observed (obtainable range 0-120).  The assessments were completed within the first four months after childbirth.  The inclusion criteria were: having had only one child, having been pregnant with only one child, a normal pregnancy and labor, self‐reported physical…
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“This book has been inspired by the clinical practice of authors involved in its creation. It concerns perinatal depression starting from its genetic background, describing clinical features of this disorder, taking into consideration the impact of perinatal depression on child development during first years of life. We know that an altered gestational uterine environment due…
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A study of 530 healthy, Iranian women with infants between the ages of 6-10 weeks postpartum were studied in order to validate the Barkin Index of Maternal Functioning (BIMF) and assess levels of postpartum functioning.  Results from this investigation, lead by Dr(s) Mojgan Mirghafourvand and Solmaz Ghanbari-Homayi (and others), indicate that the BIMF is both…
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Testified today in front of the Georgia House of Representatives Maternal Mortality Study Committee. Advocated for perinatal mood and anxiety disorder (PMADs) training for all current and aspiring healthcare providers who see new mothers – and for universal PMADs screening. The tools are in place – we just need the will.
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