Video-feedback intervention in mother-baby dyads with depressive symptomatology and relationship difficulties

  • Marcia Olhaberry | mpolhabe@uc.cl Escuela de Psicología, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
  • Marìa José Leòn Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
  • Magdalena Seguel Escuela de Psicología, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.
  • Constanza Mena Escuela de Psicología, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile.

Abstract

Post-partum depression (PPD) is one of the most common complications associated to maternal suffering, negative effects for the baby, and difficulties in the relationship. Video-feedback is a particularly effective technique used in dyadic early interventions. A brief intervention for mother-infant dyads with maternal depressive symptomatology was implemented using this technique, and was assessed in a longitudinal, quasi-experimental and quantitative study. 61 mother-baby dyads participated, with ages ranged from 18 to 41 years in mothers, and 8,4 to 18,8 months in their babies. The results show an improvement in the quality of the interaction, with a significant increase of maternal sensitivity, and a significant decrease in control. A significant reduction of depressive symptomatology was not found, although the frequency of major depression episodes and bonding risk decreased.

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Author Biographies

Marcia Olhaberry, Escuela de Psicología, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago
Doctoral Student in Psychotherapy
Marìa José Leòn, Universidad de Chile, Santiago
Master Student in Clinical Psychology
Magdalena Seguel, Escuela de Psicología, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago
Research Assistant
Published
2015-12-23
Keywords:
Early intervention, Video-feedback, Depression, Maternal sensitivity
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Olhaberry, M., José Leòn, M., Seguel, M., & Mena, C. (2015). Video-feedback intervention in mother-baby dyads with depressive symptomatology and relationship difficulties. Research in Psychotherapy: Psychopathology, Process and Outcome, 18(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/ripppo.2015.177