Prenatal Maternal Anxiety and Children's Brain Structure and Function: A Systematic Review of Neuroimaging Studies

Mental illness is common prenatally and postpartum, with up to 25% of women experiencing a pathological level of stress, anxiety, and/or depression during the perinatal period (Kingston  et al., 2012). Mental illness during and after pregnancy can impact the fetus and child, with effects including lower Apgar scores in newborns, increased emotional problems, and risk for mental health difficulties in children and adolescents (Stein et al., 2014). Prenatal anxiety disorders spec ifically increase the likelihood of premature birth and low birthweight infants (Rondo et al., 2003; Wadhwa et al., 1993), negatively affecting children's physical, neurological, and cognitive development.
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Review article Source Type: research

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Source: The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Turk J Pediatr Source Type: research
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Source: The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Turk J Pediatr Source Type: research
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Source: The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Turk J Pediatr Source Type: research
Authors: Tofte A, Narang P, Lippmann S PMID: 30326187 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders - Category: Primary Care Tags: Prim Care Companion CNS Disord Source Type: research
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Source: The Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders - Category: Primary Care Tags: Prim Care Companion CNS Disord Source Type: research
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Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
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Source: New Scientist - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research
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Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: featured motivation self improvement success writing tips #success #doyourbest Source Type: blogs
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Source: HNO - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: HNO Source Type: research
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