BC Council for Families



Mothers’ Depression Changes Babies Language Learning

Feb 24

by Pilar Onatra
Program Coordinator

According to new research released from UBC, babies born to depressed mothers acquire language skills at a slightly different rate than do babies of non-depressed women. Not only that, but the children of women treating their depression with serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SRIs (a common antidepressant) also show unique differences in language acquisition. What does this mean for parents, and for kids?

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