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Pregnancy Stress, Anxiety, and Depression Sequela on Neonatal Brain Development—Reply

Pregnancy Stress, Anxiety, and Depression Sequela on Neonatal Brain Development—Reply Letters Author Affiliations: University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health JAMA Pediatrics, “Association of Maternal Psychological Dis- Sciences, Burlington (Laurent); Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut tress With In Utero Brain Development in Fetuses With Con- (Watts); Larner College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, University of genital Heart Disease.” In healthy fetuses, we reported that ma- Vermont, Burlington (Mackey). ternal trait anxiety was negatively associated with left and right Corresponding Author: Jennifer S. Laurent, PhD, FNP, University of Vermont hippocampal volumes. However, these associations were no College of Nursing and Health Sciences, 106 Carrigan Dr, Rowell Hall 206, Burlington, VT 05401 (jennifer.laurent@med.uvm.edu). longer significant after adjusting for multiple testing. Follow- Published Online: June 15, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.1069 ing Abbasi and Puusepp-Benazzouz’s suggestion, we further Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Watts reported grants from Yale University investigated whether brain volumes were different in healthy duringtheconductofthestudy.DrMackeyreportedgrantsfromNationalInstituteon fetuses with high (positive) maternal psychological distress vs Drug Abuse during the conduct of the study. No other disclosures were reported. low (negative) maternal psychological distress. We found that 1. Laurent JS, Watts R, Adise S, et al. Associations among body mass index, healthy fetuses of pregnant women with high trait anxiety had cortical thickness, and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

Pregnancy Stress, Anxiety, and Depression Sequela on Neonatal Brain Development—Reply

JAMA Pediatrics , Volume 174 (9) – Sep 22, 2020

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American Medical Association
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2168-6203
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10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.1079
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Letters Author Affiliations: University of Vermont College of Nursing and Health JAMA Pediatrics, “Association of Maternal Psychological Dis- Sciences, Burlington (Laurent); Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut tress With In Utero Brain Development in Fetuses With Con- (Watts); Larner College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, University of genital Heart Disease.” In healthy fetuses, we reported that ma- Vermont, Burlington (Mackey). ternal trait anxiety was negatively associated with left and right Corresponding Author: Jennifer S. Laurent, PhD, FNP, University of Vermont hippocampal volumes. However, these associations were no College of Nursing and Health Sciences, 106 Carrigan Dr, Rowell Hall 206, Burlington, VT 05401 (jennifer.laurent@med.uvm.edu). longer significant after adjusting for multiple testing. Follow- Published Online: June 15, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2020.1069 ing Abbasi and Puusepp-Benazzouz’s suggestion, we further Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Watts reported grants from Yale University investigated whether brain volumes were different in healthy duringtheconductofthestudy.DrMackeyreportedgrantsfromNationalInstituteon fetuses with high (positive) maternal psychological distress vs Drug Abuse during the conduct of the study. No other disclosures were reported. low (negative) maternal psychological distress. We found that 1. Laurent JS, Watts R, Adise S, et al. Associations among body mass index, healthy fetuses of pregnant women with high trait anxiety had cortical thickness, and

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JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 22, 2020

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