Psychological reactions to amniocentesis: a controlled study.


Fifty women who underwent amniocentesis and a matched control group of pregnant women were administered the Symptom Questionnaire to evaluate changes in distress. Anxiety, depression, and somatic symptoms had significantly decreased after the results of amniocentesis were communicated to the patient, but the decrease was similar in the normal control women… (More)


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@article{Fava1982PsychologicalRT, title={Psychological reactions to amniocentesis: a controlled study.}, author={Giovanni Andrea Fava and R{\'o}bert Kellner and L Michelacci and Giancarlo Trombini and Dhundi Raj Pathak and Chiara Orlandi and Luciano Bovicelli}, journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology}, year={1982}, volume={143 5}, pages={509-13} }