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Peripartum depression and anxiety as an integrative cross domain target for psychiatric preventative measures
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  • Jessica A. Babb, Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Kristina M. Deligiannidis, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Christopher A. Murgatroyd, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Benjamin C. Nephew, Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Psychiatry
Date
4-4-2014
Document Type
Article
Abstract
Exposure to high levels of early life stress has been identified as a potent risk factor for neurodevelopmental delays in infants, behavioral problems and autism in children, but also for several psychiatric illnesses in adulthood, such as depression, anxiety, autism, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Despite having robust adverse effects on both mother and infant, the pathophysiology of peripartum depression and anxiety are poorly understood. The objective of this review is to highlight the advantages of using an integrated approach addressing several behavioral domains in both animal and clinical studies of peripartum depression and anxiety. It is postulated that a greater focus on integrated cross domain studies will lead to advances in treatments and preventative measures for several disorders associated with peripartum depression and anxiety.
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Citation: Behav Brain Res. 2014 Apr 4. doi: 10.1016/j.bbr.2014.03.039. Link to article on publisher's site
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PubMed ID
24709228
Citation Information
Jessica A. Babb, Kristina M. Deligiannidis, Christopher A. Murgatroyd and Benjamin C. Nephew. "Peripartum depression and anxiety as an integrative cross domain target for psychiatric preventative measures" (2014) ISSN: 0166-4328 (Linking)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kristina_deligiannidis/19/