Anxiety symptoms during pregnancy and postpartum.

  title={Anxiety symptoms during pregnancy and postpartum.},
  author={Carmen Radecki Breitkopf and Loree A Primeau and Ruth E Levine and Gayle L Olson and Zhao Helen Wu and Abbey B. Berenson},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic obstetrics and gynaecology},
  volume={27 3},
This cross-sectional study compared the distribution of anxiety symptoms among pregnant, non-pregnant, and postpartum women of lower socioeconomic status. Participants were 807 women who were pregnant (24-36 weeks), postpartum (2-8 weeks), or not pregnant. Anxiety and depressive symptoms were assessed by the state-trait anxiety index and the Beck depression inventory, respectively. English and Spanish versions of the instrument were available. Group differences in anxiety were evaluated using… CONTINUE READING