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Antenatal and postnatal psychopathology among women with current and past eating disorders: longitudinal patterns

Easter, A; Solmi, F; Bye, A; Taborelli, E; Corfield, F; Schmidt, U; Treasure, J; (2015) Antenatal and postnatal psychopathology among women with current and past eating disorders: longitudinal patterns. Eur Eat Disord Rev , 23 (1) 19 - 27. 10.1002/erv.2328. Green open access

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Abstract

This study aims to investigate longitudinal patterns of psychopathology during the antenatal and postnatal periods among women with current (C-ED) and past (P-ED) eating disorders. Women were recruited to a prospective longitudinal study: C-ED (n = 31), P-ED (n = 29) and healthy control (HC; n = 57). Anxiety, depression and ED symptoms were measured at four time points: first/second trimester, third trimester, 8 weeks and 6 months postpartum. Linear mixed effects models were used to test for group differences. Women with C-ED and P-ED, in all diagnostic categories, had significantly higher levels of psychopathology at all time points. ED symptoms decreased in the C-ED group, compared with an overall increase in the other two groups but subsequently increased after pregnancy. Overall, depression and state and trait anxiety scores decreased in the C-ED group compared with the HC group throughout the antenatal and postnatal periods. High levels of psychopathology are common throughout the antenatal and postnatal periods among women with current and past ED, and despite some overall reductions, symptoms remain clinically significant. © 2014 The Authors. European Eating Disorders Review published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Type: Article
Title: Antenatal and postnatal psychopathology among women with current and past eating disorders: longitudinal patterns
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1002/erv.2328
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/erv.2328
Language: English
Additional information: © 2014 The Authors. European Eating Disorders Review published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non-commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
Keywords: comorbidity, eating disorders, perinatal, pregnancy, psychopathology, Adult, Anxiety, Depression, Eating Disorders, Female, Humans, Logistic Models, Longitudinal Studies, Postnatal Care, Postpartum Period, Pregnancy, Prenatal Care, Prospective Studies, Psychiatric Status Rating Scales, Psychopathology, Risk Factors, Socioeconomic Factors
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Division of Psychiatry
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > UCL GOS Institute of Child Health > Population, Policy and Practice Dept
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1454143
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