A new study shows that after a pregnancy loss, depression appears to be over the next year, but many women and their partners continue to suffer from anxiety a year later, reports Reuters Health.
People who suffer from pregnancy loss suffer from anxiety rather than depression, which can persist.
Few studies have attempted to assess the emotional impact of pregnancy loss on a couple. The study participants were examined one month after pregnancy loss and 6 and 13 months.
Of the 273 women and 133 men who completed the questionnaires, just over 10% of women and 4% of men showed signs of depression in the first month after pregnancy loss. After 13 months, researchers identified depression in about 2% of women and men.
The most common psychological reaction was anxiety in both women and men. In the first month after pregnancy loss, they showed signs of anxiety over 24% women and over 5% men. At the last exam, anxiety was evident in almost 16% of women and over 4% of men.
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