Pregnancy has typically been considered a time of emotional well-being, recent studies suggest that mood and anxiety disorders usually occur in 20-25% women. The present study was conducted to assess psychiatric symptoms of pregnant women.
Materials and methods: 86 pregnant women of various trimesters were enrolled. Assessment of mood disorder, depression, eating disorder, psychoses, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder and schizophrenia was recorded.
Results: There were 24 women in 1st trimester, 30 in second and 32 in third trimester. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Mood disorders were seen in 2 in 1st, 6 in 2nd and 3 in 3rd trimester, eating disorder in 1, 3 and 4 in 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimester respectively, psychoses in 1 and 2 in 2nd and 3rd trimester, OCD in 1, 1 and 3 in 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimester respectively, social phobia in 1, 2 and 5 in 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimester respectively and schizophrenia in 2 and 1 in in 2nd and 3rd trimester respectively. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Most common psychiatric disorders among pregnant women was mood disorder followed by social phobia and eating disorder.