Depression, Anti Depressants, Antidepressant Medications

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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