Postpartum depression

Postnatal depression

An overview of attachment theory, and perinatal depression

The relationship an infant has with their primary caregiver (in Australian society, this is usually the mother) has a profound impact on the infant’s future development. It is now well recognised that experiences in the first weeks and months of life help shape the developing...

Early detection of hearing impairment, reading to infants and young children, depression after childbirth, and scalp scaling in children

'Early detection of hearing impairment' discusses early diagnosis, fitting of hearing aids, and how enrollment in early intervention programs can improve developmental outcomes. Unfortunately, the mean age of diagnosis is two years of age in many western countries, including Australia. Reading to infants and young...