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TitleChronic prenatal depression and neonatal outcome
Author(s)Field, Tiffany
Diego, Miguel
Hernandez-Reif, Maria
Figueiredo, Bárbara
Schanberg, Saul
Kuhn, Cynthia
Deeds, Osvelia
Contogeorgos, Jennifer
Ascencio, Angela
KeywordsLow birthweight
Prenatal depression
Issue dateJan-2008
PublisherInforma Healthcare
JournalInternational Journal of Neuroscience
Abstract(s)Four hundred and thirty pregnant women were recruited at approximately 22 weeks gestation at prenatal clinics. Of these, 86 (20%) were diagnosed as depressed. The women were seen again at approximately 32 weeks gestation and after delivery. Chronicity of depression was evidenced by continuing high depression scores in those women diagnosed as depressed. Comorbid problems were chronically high anxiety, anger, sleep disturbance, and pain scores. Less optimal outcomes for the depressed women included lower gestational age and lower birthweight of their newborns.
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