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The characteristics and health needs of pregnant women with schizophrenia compared with bipolar disorder and affective psychoses

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Psychiatry, April 2015
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The characteristics and health needs of pregnant women with schizophrenia compared with bipolar disorder and affective psychoses
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BMC Psychiatry, April 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12888-015-0451-8
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Clare L Taylor, Robert Stewart, Jack Ogden, Matthew Broadbent, Dharmintra Pasupathy, Louise M Howard


Most women with psychotic disorders and bipolar disorders have children but their pregnancies are at risk of adverse psychiatric and fetal outcome. The extent of modifiable risk factors - both clinical and socio-demographic - is unclear as most studies have used administrative data or recruited from specialist tertiary referral clinics. We therefore aimed to investigate the socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of an epidemiologically representative cohort of pregnant women with affective and non-affective severe mental illness. Women with severe mental illness were identified from a large electronic mental health case register in south London, and a data linkage with national maternity Hospital Episode Statistics identified pregnancies in 2007-2011. Data were extracted using structured fields, text searching and natural language processing applications. Of 456 pregnant women identified, 236 (51.7%) had schizophrenia and related disorders, 220 (48.3%) had affective psychosis or bipolar disorder. Women with schizophrenia and related disorders were younger, less likely to have a partner in pregnancy, more likely to be black, to smoke or misuse substances and had significantly more time in the two years before pregnancy in acute care (inpatient or intensive home treatment) compared with women with affective disorders. Both groups had high levels of domestic abuse in pregnancy (recorded in 18.9%), were from relatively deprived backgrounds and had impaired functioning measured by the Health of the Nation Outcome Scale. Women in the affective group were more likely to stop medication in the first trimester (39% versus 25%) whereas women with non-affective psychoses were more likely to switch medication. A significant proportion of women, particularly those with non-affective psychoses, have modifiable risk factors requiring tailored care to optimize pregnancy outcomes. Mental health professionals need to be mindful of the possibility of pregnancy in women of childbearing age and prescribe and address modifiable risk factors accordingly.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 183 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 35 19%
Researcher 24 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 21 11%
Student > Bachelor 20 11%
Student > Postgraduate 12 6%
Other 38 21%
Unknown 35 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 51 28%
Psychology 43 23%
Nursing and Health Professions 18 10%
Neuroscience 7 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 2%
Other 14 8%
Unknown 48 26%

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