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Pregnancy and levels of depression and anxiety: a prospective cohort study of Australian women

Leach, L. S.; Christensen, H.; Mackinnon, A.


OBJECTIVES:The effects of pregnancy on depression and anxiety remain unclear. Previous research is predominantly cross-sectional, not representative of the general community, and does not include data on mental health prior to pregnancy. This study used longitudinal Australian population-based data to examine whether pregnancy is associated with increases in women's anxiety and depression levels (from pre-pregnancy).METHOD: A community sample of Australian women aged 20-24 years were recruited...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-10
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1177/0004867414533013


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