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Investigating the association between neuroticism and adverse obstetric and neonatal outcomes.

Cathrine Axfors, Patricia Eckerdal, Helena Volgsten, Anna-Karin Wikström, Lisa Ekselius, Mia Ramklint, Inger Sundström Poromaa, Alkistis Skalkidou,

Neuroticism is not only associated with affective disorders but also with certain somatic health problems. However, studies assessing whether neuroticism is associated with adverse obstetric or neonatal outcomes are scarce. This observational study comprises first-time mothers (n = 1969) with singleton pregnancies from several cohorts based in Uppsala, Sweden. To assess neuroticism-related ... Read more >>

Sci Rep (Scientific reports)
[2019, 9(1):15470]

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Cohort profile: the Biology, Affect, Stress, Imaging and Cognition (BASIC) study on perinatal depression in a population-based Swedish cohort.

Cathrine Axfors, Emma Bränn, Hanna E Henriksson, Charlotte Hellgren, Theodora Kunovac Kallak, Emma Fransson, Susanne Lager, Stavros I Iliadis, Sara Sylvén, Fotios C Papadopoulos, Lisa Ekselius, Inger Sundström-Poromaa, Alkistis Skalkidou,

PURPOSE:With the population-based, prospective Biology, Affect, Stress, Imaging and Cognition (BASIC) cohort, we aim to investigate the biopsychosocial aetiological processes involved in perinatal depression (PND) and to pinpoint its predictors in order to improve early detection. PARTICIPANTS:From September 2009 to November 2018, the BASIC study at Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden, ... Read more >>

BMJ Open (BMJ open)
[2019, 9(10):e031514]

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Characteristics of women with different perinatal depression trajectories.

Anna Wikman, Cathrine Axfors, Stavros I Iliadis, John Cox, Emma Fransson, Alkistis Skalkidou,

Maternal perinatal depression (PND), a common mental disorder with a prevalence of over 10%, is associated with long-term health risks for both mothers and offspring. This study aimed at describing characteristics related to background and lifestyle, pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum of different PND trajectories defined according to the onset of ... Read more >>

J. Neurosci. Res. (Journal of neuroscience research)
[2019, :]

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Neuroticism is associated with higher antenatal care utilization in obstetric low-risk women.

Cathrine Axfors, Charlotte Hellgren, Helena Volgsten, Agneta Skoog Svanberg, Lisa Ekselius, Anna-Karin Wikström, Mia Ramklint, Alkistis Skalkidou, Inger Sundström-Poromaa,

INTRODUCTION:Elevated neuroticism is associated with higher health care utilization in the general population. This study aimed to investigate the association between neuroticism and the use of publicly financed antenatal care in obstetric low-risk women, taking predisposing and need factors for health care utilization into consideration. MATERIAL AND METHODS:Participants comprised 1052 ... Read more >>

Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand (Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica)
[2019, 98(4):470-478]

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Women with prolonged nausea in pregnancy have increased risk for depressive symptoms postpartum.

Stavros I Iliadis, Cathrine Axfors, Sara Johansson, Alkistis Skalkidou, Ajlana Mulic-Lutvica,

The aim of this population-based, longitudinal study was to assess the association between nausea and vomiting in pregnancy (NVP) and perinatal depressive symptoms. Pregnant women (N = 4239) undergoing routine ultrasound at gestational week (GW) 17 self-reported on NVP and were divided into those without nausea (G0), early (≤17 GW) nausea without medication ... Read more >>

Sci Rep (Scientific reports)
[2018, 8(1):15796]

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Self-Harm Thoughts Postpartum as a Marker for Long-Term Morbidity.

Stavros I Iliadis, Alkistis Skalkidou, Hanna Ranstrand, Marios K Georgakis, Cathrine Axfors, Fotios C Papadopoulos,

Postpartum depression predisposes to maternal affective and somatic disorders. It is important to identify which women are at an increased risk of subsequent morbidity and would benefit from an intensified follow-up. Self-harm thoughts (SHTs), with or without other depressive symptomatology, might have prognostic value for maternal health beyond the postpartum ... Read more >>

Front Public Health (Frontiers in public health)
[2018, 6:34]

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Adult attachment's unique contribution in the prediction of postpartum depressive symptoms, beyond personality traits.

Cathrine Axfors, Sara Sylvén, Mia Ramklint, Alkistis Skalkidou,

Personality traits such as neuroticism can help identify pregnant women at risk of postpartum depressive symptoms (PPDS). However, it is unclear whether attachment style could have an additional contribution to this risk elevation. This study aimed to examine the overlap of adult attachment insecurity and neuroticism/trait anxiety as PPDS predictors, ... Read more >>

J Affect Disord (Journal of affective disorders)
[2017, 222:177-184]

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Psychometric properties of the attachment style questionnaire in Swedish pregnant women: short and full versions.

Cathrine Axfors, Sara Sylvén, Alkistis Skalkidou, Mia Ramklint,

OBJECTIVES:(i) To evaluate the reliability and factor structure of the Attachment Style Questionnaire - Short Form (ASQ-SF) for use in pregnant women and (ii) to compare the reliability and factor structure of the short- and full version-ASQ among pregnant women. BACKGROUND:Adult attachment insecurity is currently included as a major risk ... Read more >>

J Reprod Infant Psychol (Journal of reproductive and infant psychology)
[2017, 35(5):450-461]

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