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Cognition in pregnancy and motherhood: Prospective cohort study

Christensen, Helen; Leach, Liana; Mackinnon, Andrew

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Background: Research has reported that pregnant women and mothers become forgetful. However, in these studies, women are not recruited prior to pregnancy, samples are not representative and studies are underpowered. Aims: The current study sought to determine whether pregnancy and motherhood are associated with brief or long-term cognitive deterioration using a representative sample and measuring cognition during and before the onset of pregnancy and motherhood. Method: Women aged 20-24 years...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/26938
Source: British Journal of Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.109.068635

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