Uterine blood flow in a psychiatric population: impact of maternal depression, anxiety, and psychotropic medication.

@article{Monk2012UterineBF,
  title={Uterine blood flow in a psychiatric population: impact of maternal depression, anxiety, and psychotropic medication.},
  author={Catherine E Monk and D. Jeffrey Newport and Jeffrey H Korotkin and Qi Long and Bettina Knight and Zachary N. Stowe},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={2012},
  volume={72 6},
  pages={483-90}
}
BACKGROUND Accumulating evidence suggests that fetal exposure to maternal psychiatric symptoms is associated with future risk for psychopathology. One potential pathway is distress-linked constriction in uterine or umbilical blood flow (UBF). With approximately 6.6% of pregnant women taking an antidepressant, an ecologically valid investigation of this hypothesis must consider the potential concomitant influence of pharmacotherapy on UBF. METHODS Pregnant women (n = 101) with lifetime… CONTINUE READING

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