Prevalence of psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and their effect on obstetric outcomes. Perinatoloji Dergisi 2015;23(3):S60
- Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Psikiyatri Anabilim Dalı, Çanakkale
- Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kadın Hastalıkları ve Doğum Anabilim Dalı, Çanakkale
- Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Pediatri Anabilim Dalı, Çanakkale
- Kars Kafkas Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Psikiyatri Anabilim Dalı, Kars
Ayşe Nur Çakır Güngör, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kadın Hastalıkları ve Doğum Anabilim Dalı, Çanakkale, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gönderilme Tarihi: 30 Ağustos 2015
Son Revizyon Tarihi: 30 Ağustos 2015
Kabul Edilme Tarihi: 01 Eylül 2015
Erken Baskı Tarihi: 01 Ekim 2015
Yayınlanma Tarihi: 01 Ekim 2015
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The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and their effects on obstetric outcomes.
All participated pregnant, in their first visit to our obstetric department, completed an anxiety questionnaire and were evaluated in person by a psychiatrist to determine the presence of psychiatric disorders.
Of 182 patients, 79 (43.4%) were diagnosed with an axis 1 disorder according to the parameters of Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID-I). Of those diagnosed, there was a significant correlation between low income and high anxiety questionnaire scores. Further, low incomes and unplanned pregnancies were more prevalent among those with an SCID-1 anxiety diagnosis than among those in the control group. Finally, on average, patients diagnosed with depression delivered babies with significantly lower birth weights than babies born to patients in the control group.
Depressive symptoms and anxiety disorders are relatively common in pregnant women and might interfere with pregnancy outcomes. Further studies should investigate whether treating depression in pregnant women improves obstetric outcomes. Decreasing the number of unplanned pregnancies by raising awareness about effective birth control methods could lower the prevalence of anxiety in pregnant women.