Prenatal depression effects and interventions: a review.

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This review covers research on the negative effects of prenatal depression and cortisol on fetal growth, prematurity and low birthweight. Although prenatal depression and cortisol were typically measured at around 20 weeks gestation, other research suggests the stability of depression and cortisol levels across pregnancy. Women with Dysthymia as compared to… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2010.04.005

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