Infant mental health: Identifying problems and supporting the caregiver–child relationship

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Infant mental health: Identifying problems and supporting the caregiver–child relationship

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Guest writer

Baby holding mum's finger
Problems in the parent– child relationship may underpin manifestations of distress observed in infants

MENTAL HEALTH

There is growing awareness of the needs of infants and small children, and what leads to better psychosocial adjustment later in life, as discussed here

Tanya Wright

What primary care can do, A health practitioner’s relationship with their patient is their biggest asset. By being supportive and caring and showing they can “hold the patient