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Associate Editor for Contemporary OB/GYN
A new study published in JAMA Network Open investigated whether perinatal depression and/or anxiety impacted childhood development.
Researchers found that maternal perinatal depression and anxiety were significantly associated with poorer outcomes in cognitive, language, adaptive behavior, social-emotional, and motor skill functions:
Findings also showed that these results went beyond the infant years into childhood and adolescents.
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