Pregnant/postpartum women report higher depression, post-traumatic stress during pandemic

(Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health) Substantial proportions of nearly 7,000 pregnant or postpartum women surveyed around the world reported elevated anxiety, depression, loneliness, and post-traumatic stress due to COVID-19. Seeking information about the pandemic five or more times a day or worrying about children and childcare or economic concerns were linked with worse mental health in women. Public health campaigns and medical care systems should explicitly address the impact of COVID-19-related stressors on mental health in pregnant and postpartum women.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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This article draws on the findings from the survey, with a focus on programme implications relating to health and access to care during the lockdown.   Mental ill health The United Nations has reported a rapid global rise in mental ill-health since the pandemic began. Additionally, research has indicated that prolonged quarantine periods can have a lasting negative impact on psychological well-being and, for adolescents and young people, an increased risk of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as well as anxious and depressive symptoms. Our study concurs with these trends: Panic and anxiety: Sixty-seven to seventy...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Asia-Pacific Civil Society Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
Conditions:   COVID-19;   Pregnancy Complications;   Mental Health Wellness 1;   Anxiety;   Depression;   Ptsd;   Coronavirus Intervention:   Other: This is an online survey with no intervention. Sponsors:   Pregistry;   Harvard School of Public Health Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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