Other content tagged: depression

Are preterm born adults more optimistic or pessimistic? Exploring the long-term effects of preterm birth in adulthood

Optimistic people not only have a more positive outlook on life but also benefit from better health. They have better physical and mental health, recover faster from illness, and live longer. However, individuals born preterm tend to show poorer physical and mental health and a higher mortality rate. But does that mean that adults born preterm are, because of their particular circumstances, also less optimistic and more pessimistic in their attitude towards life?…
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Parent-support intervention in end-of-life-care at a neonatal intensive care unit in China

A study conducted at a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in China investigated the impact of parental involvement in the end-of-life-care (EOLC) of their preterm infants on parental depression and satisfaction with their child’s medical treatment. Parents who received the intervention spent time caring for their newborn in the final days of the infant’s life and experienced lower levels of depression and greater satisfaction with the care provided than those who opted for standard EOLC.…
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Pre-pregnancy overweight as a risk factor for postpartum depression

Postpartum depression (PPD) affects 10 to 15% of women after giving birth worldwide. PPD is a depressive disorder characterised by fear of failure, emotional ambivalence, and major depressive symptoms which can ultimately impact maternal caregiving and lead to a disturbed mother-to-infant relationship. This in turn can influence the newborn’s long-term development. Thus, identification of underlying risk factors is important. The aetiology of PPD is still not completely understood. Therefore, several studies endeavoured to shed…
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