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Predicting depressive symptoms and grief after pregnancy loss.
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PMID:  18608827     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Women who experience pregnancy loss are at high risk for depression and grief. We conducted a prospective cohort study to identify antenatal predictors of depressive symptoms and grief following pregnancy loss. Particular emphasis was given to the potential role of religiosity and spirituality. In multivariable linear regression models, depressive symptoms were significantly positively associated with baseline depression score and a history of mental illness. Depression scores were significantly inversely associated with age. Increasing age was also protective against post-pregnancy loss grief, as was participation in organized religious activities. Clinicians should be particularly alert to signs of depression following pregnancy loss in younger women and in women with a history of mental illness during or before pregnancy. The inverse association between religious attendance and grief following pregnancy loss merits further study.
Joshua R Mann; Robert E McKeown; Janice Bacon; Roumen Vesselinov; Freda Bush
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of psychosomatic obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0167-482X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2008 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-04     Completed Date:  2009-03-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8308648     Medline TA:  J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  274-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of South Carolina School of Medicine, SC 29210, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abortion, Spontaneous / psychology*
Age Distribution
Depression / epidemiology*,  etiology,  prevention & control
Linear Models
Mississippi / epidemiology
Multivariate Analysis
Prospective Studies
Religion and Psychology*
Risk Factors
South Carolina / epidemiology

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