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Association Between Prenatal Depression and Mental Health Treatment Among Birth Outcomes

Title: The Association Between Prenatal Depression and Mental Health Treatment Among Birth Outcomes.
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Name(s): McBride, Nicole, author
Department of Psychology
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2013
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Women are more susceptible to depression than men and depression around the childbearing years has shown to have deleterious birth outcomes. This study investigated the associations between depression and mental health treatment among particular birth outcomes. Participants included a total of 611 pregnant women, from two separate obstetrics clinics in the southeast, who completed the PHQ-9, a depression screening measure. Birth outcome information was gathered via medical record search and completed on all subjects. About 12% of women scored above the cutoff for elevated depression. Significant differences between education, race, and income were found among most birth outcomes. No significant association was found between depression, mental health treatment, and birth outcomes, but those who had adverse birth outcomes rated higher in terms of severity on particular depressive symptoms of the PHQ-9. Though the possible effectiveness of mental health treatment was not observed based on this cross-sectional study, future research should aim at understanding the role treatment has during pregnancy to treat depression and its relationship to relative birth outcomes.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0272 (IID)
Keywords: prenatal depression, pregnancy, mental health treatment, PHQ-9, birth outcomes
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, 2014.
Date of Defense: December 2, 2013.
Subject(s): Clinical psychology
Child health services
Children -- Health and hygiene
Maternal health services
Women -- Health and hygiene
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0272
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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McBride, N. (2013). The Association Between Prenatal Depression and Mental Health Treatment Among Birth Outcomes. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0272