Prenatal depressive and anxiety symptoms identifying predictors and psychosocial risks

Commentary on: Wu Y, Zhang C, Liu H Duan, et al. Perinatal depressive and anxiety symptoms of pregnant women during the coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak in China. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2020.05.009 Commentary: implications for research and practice Future research is needed on health screening measures to assess if patients have experienced prenatal depression and anxiety symptoms. In clinical practice, an appropriate assessment for depression and anxiety by primary care providers becomes crucial during the prenatal stage of pregnancy. Investigating the prevalence and incidence rates of prenatal depression and anxiety can prepare healthcare providers with adequate knowledge to deliver safe and quality care to patients. Context The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated a profound negative impact on pregnant mothers with anxiety and depression. Many reported that the COVID-19 pandemic and changes in pregnancy or post partum can cause psychological reactions including, depression,...
Source: Evidence-Based Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Women's Health and Midwifery Commentary Source Type: research