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An integrated web-based mental health intervention of assessment-referral-care to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression in hospitalized pregnant women with medically high-risk pregnancies: a feasibility study protocol of hospital-based implementationDownload
Background: At prevalence rates of up to 40%, rates of depression and anxiety among women with medically complex pregnancies are 3 times greater than those in community-based samples of pregnant women. However, mental health care is not a component of routine hospital-based antenatal care for...
Association between prenatal and postnatal psychological distress and toddler cognitive development: A systematic reviewDownload
Purpose Maternal psychological distress is one of the most common perinatal complications, affecting up to 25% of pregnant and postpartum women. Research exploring the association between prenatal and postnatal distress and toddler cognitive development has not been systematically compiled. The...
Comparing the feasibility, acceptability, clinical-, and cost-effectiveness of mental health e-screening to paper-based screening on the detection of depression, anxiety, and psychosocial risk in pregnant women: A study protocol of a randomized, parallel-group, superiority trial.Download
Background Stress, depression, and anxiety affect 15% to 25% of pregnant women. However, substantial barriers to psychosocial assessment exist, resulting in less than 20% of prenatal care providers assessing and treating mental health problems. Moreover, pregnant women are often reluctant to...
Delineating the Relationship between Self-Trust and Generalized Self-Efficacy: Implications for Mental HealthDownload
Generalized self-efficacy (GSE) is understood as a stable and trait-like belief that one can manage challenging situations or tasks one is faced with. Based on Bandura’s social cognitive theory, GSE is thought to arise from repeated experiences of mastery and performance success over a broad...
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of mortality in developed countries, followed by depression. Recent literature supports a bidirectional relationship between depression and CAD, which adversely affects the quality of life. Although there is a high prevalence of co-occurring CAD...
Gender differences in adolescent anxiety symptoms: Interactions between peer experiences and individual characteristicsDownload
Anxiety is the most common mental health concern among children and adolescents globally. Anxiety symptoms such as fears and worries increase markedly in early adolescence, particularly for girls. However, not all early adolescents experience this increase in anxiety symptoms. Guided by the...