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Early Origins Of Mental Disorder: Risk Factors In The Perinatal And Infant Period, Louise Newman, Fiona Judd, Craig A. Olsson, David J. Castle, Chad Bousman, Penelope Sheehan, Christos Pantelis, Jeffrey M. Craig, Angela Komiti, Ian P. Everall Jan 2016

Early Origins Of Mental Disorder: Risk Factors In The Perinatal And Infant Period, Louise Newman, Fiona Judd, Craig A. Olsson, David J. Castle, Chad Bousman, Penelope Sheehan, Christos Pantelis, Jeffrey M. Craig, Angela Komiti, Ian P. Everall

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Background: There is increasing understanding of the significance of early neurodevelopment in establishing risk for the range of mental disorders. Models of the early aetiology of mental disorders are complex with a range of potential factors from genetic and epigenetic to environmental influencing neurological and psychological development. Whilst the mechanisms are not fully understood, this paper provides an overview of potential biological and neurobiological factors that might be involved. Method: An aetiological model is presented and discussed. The discussion includes a range of risk factors for mental disorder. Maternal anxiety disorder is presented and reviewed as an example of the ...


Body Image During Pregnancy: An Evaluation Of The Suitability Of The Body Attitudes Questionnaire, Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Helen Skouteris, Brittany Elise Watson, Briony Hill Jan 2012

Body Image During Pregnancy: An Evaluation Of The Suitability Of The Body Attitudes Questionnaire, Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Helen Skouteris, Brittany Elise Watson, Briony Hill

Faculty of Health Sciences Publications

Background Available data suggest that body dissatisfaction is common during pregnancy and may even be a precursor to post-natal depression. However, in order to accurately identify at-risk women, it is essential to first establish that body image measures function appropriately in pregnant populations. Our study examines the suitability of the Body Attitudes Questionnaire (BAQ) for measuring body dissatisfaction among pregnant women by comparing the psychometric functioning of the BAQ: (1) across key phases of pregnancy, and (2) between pregnant and non-pregnant women. Methods A total of 176 pregnant women from Melbourne, Victoria filled out a questionnaire battery containing demographic questions ...