New Research from the CWMH: Obstetrical and Neonatal Outcomes with Benzodiazepine Exposure During Pregnancy

    Recent studies have demonstrated that more than 10% of women experience clinically significant symptoms of anxiety during pregnancy, particularly during the first trimester.  Anxiety during pregnancy is not necessarily a benign event.  Various studies indicate [...]

    Generalized Anxiety in Pregnancy

    Few studies have focused on anxiety disorders in the perinatal period. While various studies have measured levels of anxiety or distress during pregnancy, most studies have relied upon self-report questionnaires to assess for anxiety.  In contrast, few studies have used standardized diagnostic criteria to determine the prevalence of anxiety disorders in pregnant populations.   In a recent study, Buist and colleagues studied the prevalence and course of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) in a prospectively ascertained population of pregnant women.

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