Angststoornissen tijdens de zwangerschap en post-partumperiode [Anxiety disorders during pregnancy and the post-partum period]
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SourceTijdschrift voor Psychiatrie, 57, 6, (2015), pp. 415-423
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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie
SubjectRadboudumc 0: Other Research RIHS: Radboud Institute for Health Sciences; Radboudumc 13: Stress-related disorders DCMN: Donders Center for Medical Neuroscience
BACKGROUND: Although anxiety disorders are more prevalent during the perinatal period, little attention has been given so far to the influence that pregnancy and the post-partum period can have on anxiety disorders.<br/> AIM: To review the literature concerning the prevalence, presentation and treatment of anxiety disorders during pregnancy and the post-partum period and to identify the risk factors involved.<br/> METHOD: We reviewed the literature in order to find articles concerning the influence of the post-partum period on various types of anxiety disorders.<br/> RESULTS: Having selected the most relevant articles, we discuss the findings in relation to specific types of anxiety disorder.<br/> CONCLUSION: Women are more vulnerable to anxiety disorders during the perinatal period. Because anxiety disorders can have a significant impact on the mother and her foetus/infant it is important that anxiety disorders are identified and treated at the earliest opportunity.
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