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Is pregnancy anxiety a distinctive syndrome?
OBJECTIVE Assessment of general anxiety during pregnancy may underestimate anxiety specifically related to pregnancy. Pregnancy anxiety rather than general anxiety has been shown to predict birthExpand
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Prenatal maternal stress: effects on pregnancy and the (unborn) child.
BACKGROUND Animal experiments have convincingly demonstrated that prenatal maternal stress affects pregnancy outcome and results in early programming of brain functions with permanent changes inExpand
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Prenatal stress and risk for psychopathology: specific effects or induction of general susceptibility?
This review focuses on prenatal stress as a risk factor for psychopathology. Evidence from animal studies is summarized, and the relevance of prenatal stress models in animals for human studies isExpand
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Stress during pregnancy is associated with developmental outcome in infancy.
BACKGROUND Animal studies show that prenatal maternal stress may be related to cognitive impairments in offspring. Therefore, we examined whether psychological and endocrinologic measures of stressExpand
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Psychological measures of prenatal stress as predictors of infant temperament.
OBJECTIVE To examine, in a prospective study, whether maternal stress during pregnancy is related to infant temperament. METHOD Self-report data on various aspects of prenatal stress were collectedExpand
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The developmental course of anxiety symptoms during adolescence: the TRAILS study.
BACKGROUND Little is known about the development of anxiety symptoms from late childhood to late adolescence. The present study determined developmental trajectories of symptoms of separation anxietyExpand
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Cohort profile: the Dutch 'TRacking Adolescents' Individual Lives' Survey'; TRAILS.
Mental disorders account for one-fifth of the total burden of disease in the Western world, 1 and, as such, should require due attention from the international epidemiological research community.Expand
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Maternal smoking, drinking or cannabis use during pregnancy and neurobehavioral and cognitive functioning in human offspring
Teratological investigations have demonstrated that agents that are relatively harmless to the mother may have significant negative consequences to the fetus. Among these agents, prenatal alcohol,Expand
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The effects of prenatal stress on temperament and problem behavior of 27-month-old toddlers
AimTo examine, in a prospective study, the influence of prenatal stress on infant temperament and problem behavior.MethodSelf-report data on stress and anxiety, and levels of cortisol in saliva wereExpand
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Prenatal cannabis exposure and infant outcomes: Overview of studies
  • A. Huizink
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and…
  • 3 July 2014
Accumulating evidence from both human and preclinical studies indicates maternal substance use during pregnancy can affect fetal development, birth weight and infant outcomes. Thus, the prenatalExpand
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