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Research in pregnancy and mental illness: testing old wives' hypotheses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8261028     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Methodological challenges encountered in evaluating the relationships between life stress, mental illness and pregnancy outcome are identified and several studies on the relationships between pregnancy and childbirth and psychosocial factors, including life stresses, major psychiatric disorders, and puerperal depression, are reviewed. Certain methodological pitfalls are illustrated by showing how relationships between psychiatric diagnosis, severity of psychiatric symptomatology, life stresses, strains specific to the pregnancy, amount of intervention received and outcome of keeping or losing the infant have been explored. Five stages of research are identified and particular difficulties encountered at each stage are described with application to the authors' longitudinal study.
P Krener; J N Treat; R L Hansen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of psychosomatic obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0167-482X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1993 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-01-24     Completed Date:  1994-01-24     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8308648     Medline TA:  J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  163-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of California, Davis, Department of Psychiatry, Sacramento 95817.
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MeSH Terms
Life Change Events
Mental Disorders* / epidemiology,  prevention & control
Planning Techniques
Pregnancy Complications* / epidemiology,  prevention & control
Pregnancy Outcome
Puerperal Disorders* / epidemiology,  prevention & control
Research / methods
Research Design*
Stress, Psychological* / epidemiology,  prevention & control

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