Depression, Anti Depressants, Antidepressant Medications

12 Jan

Depression Increases Preterm Delivery Risk

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — New research reveals there may be a significant link between depression during pregnancy and preterm delivery.

Preterm delivery (delivery at less than 37 weeks gestation) is the leading cause of infant mortality and morbidity. It’s also the leading reason behind medical expenditure for infants with estimated annual cost of $26 billion in the U.S. alone.

According to researchers at Kaiser Permanente, depressed pregnant women have twice the risk of preterm delivery than pregnant women with no signs of depression. During the study, which was among the first to examine the depression-preterm delivery link, researchers also found the risk grows with the severity of the depressive symptoms.

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04 Jan

Preterm Delivery May Be Linked To Depression

A survey says that about 10 to 20% of pregnant women show some symptoms of depression and that a quarter to half of these women is likely to suffer from a major depression. The latest findings in this area suggest that depression in pregnant women can cause preterm delivery of the baby, which is, statistically, the main cause of infant mortality in the U.S. The research was published in the medical journal Human Reproduction and it clearly states that depression in pregnant women is clearly under rated and under diagnosed. The study shows that the major the depression symptoms the more chances of a preterm delivery of the baby.

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