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The relationship between depression and body dissatisfaction across pregnancy and the postpartum: a prospective study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19129334     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The overall aim of this study was to examine the relationship between depression and body dissatisfaction across pregnancy and the first 12 months postpartum. During pregnancy, women's (N = 116) perceived attractiveness and strength/fitness remained stable, while feeling fat and salience of weight/shape decreased in late pregnancy. During the postpartum, feeling fat and salience of weight/shape increased. Depression and body dissatisfaction scores were correlated with each other concurrently and across multiple time points. However, in baseline-controlled prospective analyses, only a model of greater depression late in pregnancy predicting body dissatisfaction at six weeks postpartum and feeling fat throughout the postpartum was supported.
Abigail Clark; Helen Skouteris; Eleanor H Wertheim; Susan J Paxton; Jeannette Milgrom
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of health psychology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1359-1053     ISO Abbreviation:  J Health Psychol     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-08     Completed Date:  2009-04-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703616     Medline TA:  J Health Psychol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Psychological Science, La Trobe University, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Body Image*
Body Weight
Depression, Postpartum / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  psychology*
Depressive Disorder, Major / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  psychology*
Personal Satisfaction*
Prospective Studies
Self Concept
Young Adult

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