Journal of Genetic Counseling

, Volume 21, Issue 6, pp 884–984 | Cite as

Presented Abstracts from the Thirty First Annual Education Conference of the National Society of Genetic Counselors (Boston, MA, October 2012)

  • Brandie Heald
  • Ashley Melvin
  • Anne C. Madeo
Professional Issues

I. Awards Papers

The Beth Fine Kaplan Student Abstract Award

Exploring the Relationship Between Diagnoses of Congenital Anomalies or Genetic Conditions and Postpartum Depression: A Retrospective Study

M.F.Wiesenhart1, P.Reitnauer2, R.Stewart3, M.Earls4, P.Reitnauer2

1. The University of Alabama at Birmingham

2. Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital

3. University of North Carolina,Greensboro

4. Triad Adult and Pediatric Medicine

10-15 % of new mothers are affected by postpartum depression (PPD), making it the most common complication of childbirth. There has not been significant research on the relationship between caring for infants with congenital anomalies and/or genetic conditions and PPD. The goal of this study was to examine the association between diagnoses of congenital anomalies and specific genetic conditions in infants and PPD in their mothers. It was hypothesized that there would be a positive correlation. This was a retrospective study of data collected from Triad Adult and...


Autism Spectrum Disorder Genetic Counseling Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Lynch Syndrome Sickle Cell Trait 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cleveland ClinicGenomic Medicine InstituteClevelandUSA
  2. 2.National Society of Genetic Counselors Executive OfficeChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Genomic Medicine ServiceDepartment of Veterans AffairsSalt Lake CityUSA

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