Research Article

Depressive symptoms disrupt leftward cradling

Published in: Journal of Child & Adolescent Mental Health
Volume 32, issue 1, 2020 , pages: 35–43
DOI: 10.2989/17280583.2020.1765786
Author(s): Lea-Ann Pileggi, South Africa, Simone Storey, South Africa, Susan Malcolm-Smith, South Africa


Objective: Leftward cradling bias is thought to facilitate optimal interaction between mother and infant. There is mixed evidence indicating this bias may be disrupted by depression. This study investigated the relationship between depressive symptoms and preferred cradling side (i.e., cradling bias) in nulliparous women.

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