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Relationship of Perinatal Depression and Medical Comorbidity on Negative Birth Outcomes

Title: The Relationship of Perinatal Depression and Medical Comorbidity on Negative Birth Outcomes.
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Name(s): Randell, Autumn, author
Department of Psychology
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2014
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Perinatal depression occurs in about 10-12% of pregnant women. Perinatal depression may be related to preterm delivery, decrease in mother-infant bonding, stress, and other negative health outcomes for both the mother and child. Minority and lower SES populations tend to have higher rates of perinatal depression. In addition, research has shown that minorities are less likely to seek medical treatment for depression. Diseases such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular problems, inflammation, and migraines have shown to be related to perinatal depression. This honors thesis aimed to discover whether chronic medical comorbidities with perinatal depression have a relationship to negative birth outcomes. This project also endeavored to examine demographic disparities in birth outcomes and comorbidity.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0359 (IID)
Keywords: perinatal depression, medical conditions, racial disparities
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2015.
Date of Defense: April 21, 2014.
Subject(s): Clinical psychology
Community psychology
Mental health
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0359
Restrictions on Access: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Randell, A. (2014). The Relationship of Perinatal Depression and Medical Comorbidity on Negative Birth Outcomes. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0359