Skip to main content

Fetal growth restriction and the development of major depression

Buy Article:

$43.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Vasiliadis H-M, Gilman SE, Buka SL. Fetal growth restriction and the development of major depression. Objective: 

To test the association between fetal growth restriction and the lifetime risk of major depression and the number of recurrent episodes. Method: 

Study subjects (n = 1101) were offspring of participants in the Providence, RI, site of the National Collaborative Perinatal Project. Cox regression was used to investigate the relation between measures of birth size and the lifetime risk of depression and the mean number of depressive episodes was compared across categories of birth size. Results: 

There was no association between low birth weight, gestational age, ponderal index and small for gestational age and the lifetime risk of major depression, or the number of recurrent episodes. Conclusion: 

Fetal growth restriction, as reflected by multiple measures of birth size, is not associated with the risk of a major depression or the subsequent recurrence of depressive episodes. Results of this study do not support a ‘fetal programming’ effect in depression.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Data/Media
No Metrics

Keywords: depression; fetal growth restriction; low birth weight; ponderal index; small for gestational age

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Department of Community Health and Sciences, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada 2: Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

Publication date: 2008-04-01

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more