Psychiatric illness and pregnancy: A literature review

Mohsen M.A. Abdelhafez and Karim A.M. Ahmed and Nashwa A.M. Ahmed and Mohd Hamdy Ismail and Mohd Nazri Mohd Daud and Nicholas Pang Tze Ping and AyaM. Eldiasty and Mohd Fariz Amri and Mohammad Saffree Jeffree and Fairrul Kadir and Dg Marshitah Pg Baharuddin and Mohammed Firdaus Bolong and Firdaus Hayati and Nornazirah Azizan and Doreen Sumpat and Syed Sharizman Syed Abdul Rahim and Ehab Helmy Abdel Malek Fahmy (2023) Psychiatric illness and pregnancy: A literature review. Heliyon, 9. pp. 1-9. ISSN 2405-8440

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Background Women of reproductive age frequently suffer from psychiatric disorders. The risk of developing anxiety, bipolar, and depressive disorders is especially significant during the perinatal period. Objectives This article aims to identify and discuss the different psychiatric conditions that might affect pregnant women and update the mother's carers about the recent and updated bidirectional relationship between psychiatric disease and adverse pregnancy outcomes, As well as the most updates in diagnostic and management strategies. Methods A thorough analysis of the literature was conducted using database searches in EMBASE, Science Direct, Google Scholar, Scopus, and PubMed to obtain the objectives and aim of the study. Results The presence of maternal mental illness during pregnancy has been linked to preterm delivery, newborn hypoglycemia, poor neurodevelopmental outcomes, and disturbed attachment. Placental anomalies, small-for-gestational-age foetuses, foetal discomfort, and stillbirth are among more undesirable perinatal outcomes. Conclusions Pregnancy-related psychiatric disorders are frequent. The outcomes for pregnant women, infants, and women's health are all improved by proper diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric problems.

Item Type: Article
Keyword: Psychatric illness, Preterm delivery, Anxiety, Depressive disorders, Neonatal hypoxia, Foetal distress
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA1-1270 Public aspects of medicine > RA421-790.95 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive medicine > RA790-790.95 Mental health. Mental illness prevention
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics > RG1-991 Gynecology and obstetrics > RG500-991 Obstetrics > RG551-591 Pregnancy
Department: FACULTY > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2024 08:51
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2024 08:51

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