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Impact of Antenatal and Postpartum Maternal Mental Illness: How are the Children?

Impact of Antenatal and Postpartum Maternal Mental Illness: How are the Children? CLINICAL OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY Volume 52, Number 3, 441–455 r 2009, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Impact of Antenatal and Postpartum Maternal Mental Illness: How are the Children? SARAH R. BRAND, MA and PATRICIA A. BRENNAN, PhD Department of Clinical Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia Abstract: Prospective studies that begin during preg- Conservatively, it has been estimated that nancy and follow the mothers and children into adoles- more than 500,000 pregnancies a year in cence have shown that maternal mental illness during the United States alone involve women the antenatal and postpartum period can have long- who have a psychiatric illness that has lasting negative consequences on the developing child. The findings from these prospective studies and a dis- predated or emerged during pregnancy. cussion of the consistencies and inconsistencies in the Furthermore, on the basis of the statistic current literature are presented. The effects of maternal that over half of pregnancies in the United anxiety and depression during the perinatal period on States are unplanned, it is likely that cognitive, behavioral, and psychologic development 250,000 of these pregnancies were unex- from infancy through adolescence are examined. Key words: prenatal, postpartum, mental illness, child pected, potentially increasing the likeli- development http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology Wolters Kluwer Health

Impact of Antenatal and Postpartum Maternal Mental Illness: How are the Children?

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology , Volume 52 (3) – Sep 1, 2009

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0009-9201
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1532-5520
DOI
10.1097/GRF.0b013e3181b52930
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19661760
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CLINICAL OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY Volume 52, Number 3, 441–455 r 2009, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Impact of Antenatal and Postpartum Maternal Mental Illness: How are the Children? SARAH R. BRAND, MA and PATRICIA A. BRENNAN, PhD Department of Clinical Psychology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia Abstract: Prospective studies that begin during preg- Conservatively, it has been estimated that nancy and follow the mothers and children into adoles- more than 500,000 pregnancies a year in cence have shown that maternal mental illness during the United States alone involve women the antenatal and postpartum period can have long- who have a psychiatric illness that has lasting negative consequences on the developing child. The findings from these prospective studies and a dis- predated or emerged during pregnancy. cussion of the consistencies and inconsistencies in the Furthermore, on the basis of the statistic current literature are presented. The effects of maternal that over half of pregnancies in the United anxiety and depression during the perinatal period on States are unplanned, it is likely that cognitive, behavioral, and psychologic development 250,000 of these pregnancies were unex- from infancy through adolescence are examined. Key words: prenatal, postpartum, mental illness, child pected, potentially increasing the likeli- development

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Published: Sep 1, 2009

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