Maternal Depression Literature Review

Published: October 15, 2000
Early Head Start
Infant Mental Health, 2000-2001 | Learn more about this project

For practitioners, educators, policy makers, researchers, men, women, and children alike, maternal depression is an important social and health issue. Maternal depression is a complex and multifaceted illness that affects a woman's well-being, her overall functioning, her ability to work, and her relationships, including those with her spouse, partner, children, co-workers, and friends.

Last Reviewed: April 29, 2019