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Information and Psychosocial Intervention in Neonatology

  • Massimo Agosti


Maternity is a unique experience calling for shared responsibility in protecting the baby, the parents and their environment. Mood disorders (stress, depression) can occur and sometimes interfere with the complex network of relationships that lead to satisfactory family and infant relationships.


Preterm Birth Mood Disorder Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Maternal Depression Psychosocial Risk Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Massimo Agosti
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  1. 1.Neonatology and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit“F. Del Ponte” HospitalVareseItaly

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