Neonatal outcome following maternal antenatal depression and anxiety: a population-based study.
2004 (English)In: American Journal of Epidemiology, ISSN 0002-9262, E-ISSN 1476-6256, Vol. 159, no 9, 872-881 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this study was to determine neonatal outcomes among women who had depressive and anxiety disorders during the second trimester of pregnancy in a population-based sample. Participants were 1,465 women and their neonates born at two obstetric clinics in Sweden. The inclusion period for the women was October 2, 2000-October 1, 2001. The Primary Care Evaluation of Mental Disorders (PRIME-MD) classification system was used to evaluate mental disorders in the second trimester of pregnancy. For assessment of demographic characteristics, birth statistics, and birth-related complications, the medical records of the included women and their offspring were reviewed after delivery. The study results revealed no differences in neonatal outcome between women with antenatal depressive disorders and/or anxiety disorders and healthy subjects. The authors conclude that neonatal outcome did not deteriorate despite the women's impaired mental health during pregnancy.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 159, no 9, 872-881 p.
Adult, Analysis of Variance, Anxiety Disorders/complications/diagnosis/epidemiology, Birth Weight, Case-Control Studies, Confounding Factors (Epidemiology), Depressive Disorder/complications/diagnosis/epidemiology, Female, Humans, Infant; Newborn, Infant; Small for Gestational Age, Logistic Models, Mental Health, Obstetric Labor; Premature/epidemiology/etiology, Population Surveillance, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications/diagnosis/epidemiology, Pregnancy Outcome/epidemiology, Pregnancy Trimester; Second, Prevalence, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Questionnaires, Risk Factors, Sweden/epidemiology, Women's Health
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-16444PubMedID: 15105180OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-16444DiVA: diva2:156117