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Induced abortion and anxiety, mood, and substance abuse disorders: isolating the effects of abortion in the national comorbidity survey.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19046750     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to examine associations between abortion history and a wide range of anxiety (panic disorder, panic attacks, PTSD, Agoraphobia), mood (bipolar disorder, mania, major depression), and substance abuse disorders (alcohol and drug abuse and dependence) using a nationally representative US sample, the national comorbidity survey. Abortion was found to be related to an increased risk for a variety of mental health problems (panic attacks, panic disorder, agoraphobia, PTSD, bipolar disorder, major depression with and without hierarchy), and substance abuse disorders after statistical controls were instituted for a wide range of personal, situational, and demographic variables. Calculation of population attributable risks indicated that abortion was implicated in between 4.3% and 16.6% of the incidence of these disorders. Future research is needed to identify mediating mechanisms linking abortion to various disorders and to understand individual difference factors associated with vulnerability to developing a particular mental health problem after abortion.
Priscilla K Coleman; Catherine T Coyle; Martha Shuping; Vincent M Rue
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of psychiatric research     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1879-1379     ISO Abbreviation:  J Psychiatr Res     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-20     Completed Date:  2009-07-15     Revised Date:  2012-03-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376331     Medline TA:  J Psychiatr Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  770-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Human Development and Family Studies, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Induced* / psychology
Anxiety Disorders / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  psychology
Health Surveys
Middle Aged
Mood Disorders / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  psychology
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Substance-Related Disorders / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  psychology
United States / epidemiology
Young Adult
Comment In:
J Psychiatr Res. 2012 Mar;46(3):407-8; discussion 408-11   [PMID:  22348853 ]
Erratum In:
J Psychiatr Res. 2011 Aug;45(8):1133-4

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