Mental Health and Psychosocial Well-Being among Children in Severe Food Shortage Situation

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Publication year:

2006

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English

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Website

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WHO, World Health Organization

A brief that sets out information on the relationships between a strong maternal-infant (or caregiver-infant) bond provided through psychosocial stimulation is essential for positive child development. The brief also covers information and relationships between formation of this bond at the beginning of life is an essential step that sets the stage for cognitive, emotional, and social developments later in life. The brief also explores the risks relating to severe food shortage threatens the nutritional status of communities, causing malnutrition among affected populations including micronutrient deficiencies and how such deficiencies can inhibit intellectual and physical potential and cause lifelong disability.

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