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Neuroticism is not independently associated with adverse obstetric or neonatal outcomes: An observational study
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neuroscience, Psychiatry, University Hospital.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health. (Obstetrik)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7948-7912
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Research group (Dept. of women´s and children´s health), Obstetrics and Reproductive Health Research.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0180-0280
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Research group (Dept. of women´s and children´s health), Clinical Obstetrics.
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Psychiatry Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
Research subject
Psychiatry; Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-361592OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-361592DiVA, id: diva2:1251012
Available from: 2018-09-25 Created: 2018-09-25 Last updated: 2018-10-24
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1. Perinatal Complications: Associations with Postpartum depressive symptoms and Neuroticism
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Perinatal Complications: Associations with Postpartum depressive symptoms and Neuroticism
2018 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Even though most pregnancies and deliveries are uncomplicated, still fifteen percent of all women in developed countries suffer pregnancy-related complications. The aim of this thesis was to explore the associations between perinatal complications and perinatal maternal health, with emphasis on postpartum depressive symptoms (PPDS) and neuroticism taking into account potential confounding or mediating factors such as history of depression, antenatal depressive symptoms and delivery experience.

In the first study (n=446), the association between heavy postpartum haemorrhage and PPDS at six weeks postpartum was delineated by using path-analysis in order to provide insight into the complex mediating roles of several consequences of postpartum haemorrhage. There was no direct association between postpartum haemorrhage and PPDS, only an indirect one via anaemia at discharge and negative delivery experience.

The second study (n=3888) examined the association of mode of delivery with PPDS at 6 weeks postpartum. The results indicate that the association between elective caesarean section and PPDS is highly confounded by history of depression and fear of delivery, while emergency caesarean section and vacuum extraction increase odds for PPDS by leading to postpartum complications and negative delivery experience.

The third study (n=1503) investigated the association between the use of epidural analgesia during delivery and PPDS. A positive association in the crude analysis was no longer present after adjustment for sociodemographic, psychosocial and obstetrical variables, indicating that pain relief through epidural analgesia is not likely to affect risk for PPDS.

In the last study (n=1969), the association between neuroticism and perinatal complications was explored. Neuroticism was not associated with adverse perinatal outcomes, except for gestational diabetes mellitus. The association, however, became statistically non-significant after adjusting for psychiatric morbidity.

In summary, the current studies do no find evidence for a direct association between perinatal complications and postpartum depressive symptoms or neuroticism. However, several important mediators have been identified, among which postpartum anaemia and negative delivery experience deserve special attention. Also, earlier psychiatric history needs to be addressed as an important confounder.

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Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2018. p. 87
Series
Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Medicine, ISSN 1651-6206 ; 1503
Keywords
antenatal depression, ceasarean section, delivery complications, Edinburgh postnatal depression scale, EPDS, epidural analgesia, gestational diabetes mellitus, instrumental delivery, neonatal complications, neuroticism, obstetric complications, personality, perinatal complications, postpartum depression, postpartum haemorrhage, pregnancy complications, vacuum extraction, vaginal delivery
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Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine Psychiatry
Research subject
Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Psychiatry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-362566 (URN)978-91-513-0466-3 (ISBN)
Public defence
2018-11-30, Sal IX, Universitetshuset, Biskopsgatan 3, Uppsala, 09:15 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2018-11-01 Created: 2018-10-08 Last updated: 2018-11-19
2. Anxious personality traits in pregnant women: Associations with postpartum depression, delivery complications and health care use
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Anxious personality traits in pregnant women: Associations with postpartum depression, delivery complications and health care use
2018 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Anxious personality traits, including those encompassed by negative emotionality (neuroticism) and the tendency to worry about close relationships (attachment anxiety) during pregnancy were the focus of this thesis. The overall aim was to examine perinatal correlates of these characteris-tics in terms of psychiatric and obstetric health as well as antenatal care (ANC).

Papers I-II were part of a large population-based project on pregnant women in Uppsala in 2009-2012 (n=2160). Papers III-IV adjoined participants from several projects in 2005-2011, on oral contraceptive use, infertility, induced abortion, premenstrual mood disorder, and perina-tal depression (n=2819). The participants reported on the Swedish universities Scales of Per-sonality for neuroticism (papers II-IV) and the Attachment Style Questionnaire (ASQ) for attachment anxiety (papers I-II). The participants also answered the Edinburgh Postnatal De-pression Scale on depressive symptoms (paper II). In paper III, information on obstetric com-plications for primiparous women with singleton pregnancies (n=1969) was extracted from Swedish national health registers. In paper IV, ANC use was derived from medical records of obstetric low-risk women residing in Uppsala (n=1052).

The ASQ had similar psychometric properties in pregnant women (n=1631) as in previous reports (paper I). In non-depressed pregnant women (n=1431), the combination of neuroticism and attachment anxiety was the best risk indicator of postpartum depressive symptoms (paper II). Whereas high neuroticism was not related to obstetric complications (paper III), it was associated with higher use of ANC (paper IV).

Summarized, this thesis illustrates how anxious personality traits may predispose for post-partum depression and higher use of ANC in the absence of obstetric complications. Future development of these findings should be to evaluate individual and societal benefits of a greater emphasis on psychological support in ANC.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2018. p. 67
Series
Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Medicine, ISSN 1651-6206 ; 1510
Keywords
Personality, neuroticism, adult attachment, perinatal depression, postpartum depression, obstetric complications, health care use
National Category
Psychiatry
Research subject
Psychiatry
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-359600 (URN)978-91-513-0488-5 (ISBN)
Public defence
2018-12-14, Auditorium minus, Museum Gustavianum, Akademigatan 3, Uppsala, 13:00 (English)
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Available from: 2018-11-21 Created: 2018-10-24 Last updated: 2018-11-30

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