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Ameliorating Maternal Depression and Its Harmful Consequences for Low-Income Families: Primary Care to the Rescue?

      It is well established that maternal depression is harmful for mothers and their children, particularly those living in poverty. Prior research has demonstrated how toxic stressors such as maternal depression can get under the skin of children to negatively impact their health and developmental trajectories at the epigenetic and neurocognitive levels. Both the insidious nature of maternal depression and how it places low-income children at further risk are continuing to be better understood.
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