Rebecca M Pearson

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bristol
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Emotional sensitivity for motherhood: late pregnancy is associated with enhanced accuracy to encode emotional faces
    R M Pearson
    Academic Unit of Psychiatry, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Horm Behav 56:557-63. 2009
  2. doi request reprint The impact of breastfeeding on mothers' attentional sensitivity towards infant distress
    R M Pearson
    Academic Unit of Psychiatry, University of Bristol, Cotham House, Cotham Hill, Bristol, UK
    Infant Behav Dev 34:200-5. 2011
  3. pmc Cognitive styles and future depressed mood in early adulthood: the importance of global attributions
    R M Pearson
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, UK Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 171:60-7. 2015
  4. pmc Association between maternal depressogenic cognitive style during pregnancy and offspring cognitive style 18 years later
    Rebecca M Pearson
    Academic Unit of Psychiatry, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Am J Psychiatry 170:434-41. 2013
  5. doi request reprint The normalisation of disrupted attentional processing of infant distress in depressed pregnant women following Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    Rebecca M Pearson
    Academic Unit of Psychiatry, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2BN, UK
    J Affect Disord 145:208-13. 2013
  6. doi request reprint The impact of alcohol use during pregnancy on maternal responses after birth
    R M Pearson
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Clifton, Bristol, UK
    Arch Womens Ment Health 15:433-43. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Disruption to the development of maternal responsiveness? The impact of prenatal depression on mother-infant interactions
    R M Pearson
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2BN, United Kingdom
    Infant Behav Dev 35:613-26. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Symptoms of depression during pregnancy are associated with increased systolic blood pressure responses towards infant distress
    R M Pearson
    Academic Unit of Psychiatry, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Arch Womens Ment Health 15:95-105. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Depressive symptoms in early pregnancy disrupt attentional processing of infant emotion
    R M Pearson
    Academic Unit of Psychiatry, University of Bristol, Bristol BS6 6JL, UK
    Psychol Med 40:621-31. 2010
  10. doi request reprint The association between observed non-verbal maternal responses at 12 months and later infant development at 18 months and IQ at 4 years: a longitudinal study
    R M Pearson
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2BN, United Kingdom
    Infant Behav Dev 34:525-33. 2011

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. doi request reprint Emotional sensitivity for motherhood: late pregnancy is associated with enhanced accuracy to encode emotional faces
    R M Pearson
    Academic Unit of Psychiatry, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Horm Behav 56:557-63. 2009
    ..The results have implications for our understanding of normal pregnant women's processing of emotional cues and their vulnerability to symptoms of anxiety...
  2. doi request reprint The impact of breastfeeding on mothers' attentional sensitivity towards infant distress
    R M Pearson
    Academic Unit of Psychiatry, University of Bristol, Cotham House, Cotham Hill, Bristol, UK
    Infant Behav Dev 34:200-5. 2011
    ..We hypothesised that differences in breast and formula feeding mothers would only emerge after birth once feeding had commenced...
  3. pmc Cognitive styles and future depressed mood in early adulthood: the importance of global attributions
    R M Pearson
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, UK Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 171:60-7. 2015
    ..However, the relative importance of different psychological constructs within cognitive theories is unknown. This is important to refine cognitive theories and develop more efficient prevention strategies...
  4. pmc Association between maternal depressogenic cognitive style during pregnancy and offspring cognitive style 18 years later
    Rebecca M Pearson
    Academic Unit of Psychiatry, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Am J Psychiatry 170:434-41. 2013
    ..However, findings have been inconsistent on the association. The authors tested the hypothesis that there is an independent association between maternal and offspring depressogenic cognitive style...
  5. doi request reprint The normalisation of disrupted attentional processing of infant distress in depressed pregnant women following Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    Rebecca M Pearson
    Academic Unit of Psychiatry, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2BN, UK
    J Affect Disord 145:208-13. 2013
    ..This may explain why depression disrupts maternal behaviour and ultimately child outcomes. Understanding and improving such processing, in depressed mothers as early as possible is thus important...
  6. doi request reprint The impact of alcohol use during pregnancy on maternal responses after birth
    R M Pearson
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Clifton, Bristol, UK
    Arch Womens Ment Health 15:433-43. 2012
    ..Further research is needed to replicate these findings and to examine potential mechanisms linking maternal responsiveness to alcohol use during pregnancy...
  7. doi request reprint Disruption to the development of maternal responsiveness? The impact of prenatal depression on mother-infant interactions
    R M Pearson
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2BN, United Kingdom
    Infant Behav Dev 35:613-26. 2012
    ..This may provide a mechanism to explain the independent association between prenatal depression and poorer infant development...
  8. doi request reprint Symptoms of depression during pregnancy are associated with increased systolic blood pressure responses towards infant distress
    R M Pearson
    Academic Unit of Psychiatry, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Arch Womens Ment Health 15:95-105. 2012
    ..This suggests that depression is not, at a sympathetic level at least, associated with insensitivity to infant distress and rather depression may be associated with an abnormally sensitive response...
  9. doi request reprint Depressive symptoms in early pregnancy disrupt attentional processing of infant emotion
    R M Pearson
    Academic Unit of Psychiatry, University of Bristol, Bristol BS6 6JL, UK
    Psychol Med 40:621-31. 2010
    ..The current study therefore investigated the impact of depressive symptoms on the basic cognitive processing of infant stimuli at the beginning of pregnancy...
  10. doi request reprint The association between observed non-verbal maternal responses at 12 months and later infant development at 18 months and IQ at 4 years: a longitudinal study
    R M Pearson
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Oakfield House, Oakfield Grove, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2BN, United Kingdom
    Infant Behav Dev 34:525-33. 2011
    ..However, it is less clear whether maternal responses are associated with the infant's later cognitive development...
  11. doi request reprint Attentional processing of infant emotion during late pregnancy and mother-infant relations after birth
    Rebecca M Pearson
    Academic Unit of Psychiatry, Cotham House, Cotham Hill, Bristol, UK
    Arch Womens Ment Health 14:23-31. 2011
    ..In the future, women's attentional processing of infant emotion could inform early strategies to promote successful mother-infant relationships in vulnerable mothers to be...
  12. pmc Maternal depression during pregnancy and the postnatal period: risks and possible mechanisms for offspring depression at age 18 years
    Rebecca M Pearson
    Centre for Mental Health, Addiction and Suicide Research, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, England
    JAMA Psychiatry 70:1312-9. 2013
    ..Furthermore, only 1 small study has examined the association between antenatal depression and later offspring depression. Understanding these associations is important to inform prevention...
  13. pmc Cognitive styles and psychotic experiences in a community sample
    Sarah Sullivan
    Academic Centre for Mental Health Research, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e80055. 2013
    ..This study investigates the association between cognitive style and paranoia in a large community sample of young adults...
  14. pmc Peer victimization during adolescence and risk for anxiety disorders in adulthood: a prospective cohort study
    Lexine A Stapinski
    NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Mental Health and Substance Use, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Depress Anxiety 31:574-82. 2014
    ..A secondary aim was to investigate whether victimization increases risk for severe anxiety presentations involving diagnostic comorbidity...
  15. pmc Mothers' own recollections of being parented and risk of offspring depression 18 years later: a prospective cohort study
    Liam Mahedy
    Centre for Mental Health, Addiction and Suicide Research, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Depress Anxiety 31:38-43. 2014
    ..This study examines the association between maternal reports of her own mother's parenting and later risk of depression in offspring at age 18...
  16. doi request reprint Association between early temperament and depression at 18 years
    Helen Bould
    Centre for Academic Mental Health, School of Social and Community Medicine, Bristol, UK
    Depress Anxiety 31:729-36. 2014
    ..Early childhood temperament, particularly negative emotionality (high tendency to show distress), may be a risk factor for subsequent depression...
  17. doi request reprint Maternal and childhood psychological factors predict chronic disabling fatigue at age 13 years
    Simon M Collin
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom Centre for Child and Adolescent Health, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom Electronic address
    J Adolesc Health 56:181-7. 2015
    ..To investigate whether premorbid maternal and childhood psychological problems are risk factors for chronic disabling fatigue at age 13 years among children in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children birth cohort...
  18. pmc Youth mental health after civil war: the importance of daily stressors
    Elizabeth A Newnham
    Elizabeth A Newnham, MPsych Clin, PhD, Francois Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA and School of Psychology, The University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia Rebecca M Pearson, PhD, School of Social and Community Medicine, Bristol University, Bristol, UK Alan Stein, MB, BCH, MA, FRCPsych, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK Theresa S Betancourt, MA, ScD, François Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights and Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 206:116-21. 2015
    ..158, P<0.001). Conclusions Among war-affected youth, the association between war exposure and psychological distress was largely mediated by daily stressors, which have potential for modification with evidence-based intervention. ..