Mallay B Occhiogrosso

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The objective of this review is to identify and illustrate methodological issues in studies used to support claims that induced abortion results in an "abortion trauma syndrome" or a psychiatric disorder. After identifying key methodological issues to consider when evaluating such research, we illustrate these issues by critically examining recent empirical(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare clinical features of major depression that begins during pregnancy to clinical features of postpartum-onset depression. The hormonal environments of pregnancy and postpartum periods are quite different and therefore may promote distinct subtypes of major depression. METHOD Data were collected from medical records of 229 women who were(More)
Two recent studies linking in utero exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN), a potentially serious but rare respiratory illness, have made clinicians and patients more reluctant to use SSRIs during pregnancy. However, additional clinical studies have associated maternal(More)
Outpatients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) comprise up to 20% of psychiatry clinics, to which they are usually referred for treatment, not of their Axis II pathology but for comorbid Axis I conditions. The complex and intense transference and countertransference dynamics that patients with even "secondary" BPD evoke in psychotherapy treatments(More)
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