A review of placenta accreta spectrum and its outcomes for perinatal mental health

Jeremiah Ayalde, Mathias Epee-Bekima, Brendan Jansen

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Abstract

Objectives: Placenta accreta spectrum conditions are rare, life-threatening disorders of placentation encountered in the perinatal period, with lasting impacts on maternal quality of life and psychological wellbeing. Although the obstetric outcomes are well-known, further review is warranted to explore the psychological sequelae that may accompany these conditions. Conclusions: The occurrence of placenta accreta spectrum during pregnancy is a major life stressor that can contribute to the development of psychiatric co-morbidity including posttraumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety disorders. Early recognition of psychological distress and symptomatic profile is recommended at all stages of perinatal care complicated by this rare spectrum of conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-75
Number of pages3
JournalAustralasian Psychiatry
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023
Externally publishedYes

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