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Maternal unwanted and intrusive thoughts of infant-related harm, obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression in the perinatal period: study protocol

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dc.contributor.author Collardeau, Fanie
dc.contributor.author Corbyn, Bryony
dc.contributor.author Abramowitz, John
dc.contributor.author Janssen, Patricia A
dc.contributor.author Woody, Sheila
dc.contributor.author Fairbrother, Nichole
dc.date.accessioned 2020-10-27T17:05:44Z
dc.date.available 2020-10-27T17:05:44Z
dc.date.copyright 2019 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Collardeau, F., Corbyn, B., Abramowitz, J., Janssen, P. A., Woody, S., & Fairbrother, N. (2019). Maternal unwanted and intrusive thoughts of infantrelated harm, obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression in the perinatal period: study protocol. BMC Psychiatry, 2019(19). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-019-2067-x en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-019-2067-x
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/12272
dc.description.abstract Unwanted, intrusive thoughts of harm-related to the infant are reported by the vast majority of new mothers, with half of all new mothers reporting unwanted, intrusive thoughts of harming their infant on purpose. Thoughts of intentional harm, in particular, are distressing to women, their partners and the people who care for them. While maternal, unwanted and intrusive thoughts of infant-related harm are known to be associated with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and depression, preliminary evidence suggests that they are not associated with an increased risk of harm to infants. Perinatal care providers and policy makers, as well as new mothers and their partners require evidence-based information in order to respond appropriately to these types of thoughts. The purpose of this research is to address important gaps regarding the (a) prevalence and characteristics of intrusive, unwanted thoughts of baby-related harm, (b) their association (or lack thereof) with child abuse, and (c) the prevalence and course of obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression in the perinatal period. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship The authors would like to thank the study participants for their participation in this time-intensive study, despite the multiple demands and challenges associated with the transition to parenthood. We would also like to thank Nancy Lipsky, David Wolfe, Erika Antl-Shrieves, Melanie Bennett, Megan Cox, Erinn Doncaster, Angela Garbadeen, Myriam Gerber, Samin Liaghat, Danielle Marwick, Madeline Nealis, Sheila Paoli, Tobi Reid, Dana Ronaghan, and Alix Wong for their help with study design, data collection and study management. The present study was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through a 3-year operating grant, which covered the study’s operational costs. To receive this funding, the study rationale and protocol underwent peerreview by the CIHR. The funder was not involved in study design and data collection and will not be involved in data analysis and manuscript preparation. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher BMC Psychiatry en_US
dc.subject Epidemiology en_US
dc.subject Perinatal en_US
dc.subject Depression en_US
dc.subject OCD en_US
dc.subject Intrusive thoughts en_US
dc.subject Infant harm en_US
dc.title Maternal unwanted and intrusive thoughts of infant-related harm, obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression in the perinatal period: study protocol en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US


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