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Prenatal care: a group psychotherapeutic approach.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  13943695     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It has been well established that "normal" pregnancy gives rise to much anxiety whose source is variable. When not adequately dealt with, the anxiety may masquerade in the guise of physical symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, or, more often, as disquieting emotional counterparts, like irritability and depression.A study was undertaken in the outpatient obstetrical department at U.C.L.A. utilizing a group psychotherapeutic approach. The results helped the patients and offered training to staff in dealing with emotional problems of pregnancy. Patients were seen in groups of seven, twice a month for one-hour sessions. Participating in each group were an obstetrical resident, a psychiatric resident and a nurse. The subject material was not selected beforehand. Groups were similar in that the expected time of delivery of the patients was approximately the same. Results of the study suggested that the much needed emotional support may be supplied in this way with little to no additional time expenditure on the part of the physician or nurse.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  California medicine     Volume:  97     ISSN:  0008-1264     ISO Abbreviation:  Calif Med     Publication Date:  1962 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1963-12-01     Completed Date:  1998-11-01     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0410260     Medline TA:  Calif Med     Country:  Not Available    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  281-5     Citation Subset:  OM    
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MeSH Terms
Prenatal Care*
Psychotherapy, Group*

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