Comparative Study

| Published: March 25, 2015

Psychological Problems during Advance Stage of Pregnancy

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Nayak

Assistant Professor, Deptt. Of Psychology, Jagadguru Rambhdracharya Handicapped University, Chitrakoot, U.P. Google Scholar More about the auther

, Rinku Poddar

M.Phil in Medical and Social Psychology, B/2, Nirmal Nagar, Hume Pipe Area, Sakchi, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Masroor Jahan

Associate Prof., Deptt. Of Clinical Psychology, Ranchi Institute of Neuro-Psychiatry and Allied Sciences, Ranchi, Jharkhand. Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.014/20140202

DOI: 10.25215/0202.014


Background: Physical changes can be seen throughout the pregnancy along with mood swings and other psychological or emotional reaction. Advance stage of pregnancy mainly during third trimester may affect more the women psychologically.
Purpose: Present study was conducted to expand the limited knowledge base regarding the potential psychological problems faced by women during the third trimester or advance stage of pregnancy.
Method: Psychological problems were investigated in 40 pregnant women 18- to 34 years old through Symptoms Checklist-90-R and General Health Questionnaire-28 during their third trimester. They were compared with 30 normal controls. Statistical analysis was done using SPSS (13.0 ver.).
Result: The result suggest that during advance stage/third trimester of pregnancy women experience psychological problems, namely, somatization, interpersonal sensitivity, depression, anger hostility, phobic anxiety, psychotism and disturbance in sleep and appetite and these symptoms may associate to their current age and duration of pregnancy.
Conclusion: Psychological factors during pregnancy and childbirth are important and that there can neglect can cause grave damage resulting in lifelong costs to the infant, parents and society. Women should formulate a treatment plan to manage common psychological problems too during pregnancy.
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ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.014/20140202

DOI: 10.25215/0202.014

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Published in   Volume 02, Issue 2, January-March, 2015

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