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 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications12

  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 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. doi request reprint 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...
  12. doi request reprint 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...