FEATURES OF ANXIETY DISORDER IN WOMEN OF DIFFERENT AGES DURING PREGNANCY ACCORDING TO THE TAYLOR ANXIETY SCALE

  • Molotokas Antonina PhD student, Faculty of Psychology, Psychodiagnostics and Clinical Psychology Department, Taras Shevchenko National university of Kyiv, Ukraine https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0061-1528
Keywords: anxiety, depression, pregnancy, trimesters of pregnancy, preeclampsia, childbirth, gestational period, emotional sphere, diagnostic

Abstract

The article deals with the problem of anxiety disorders in pregnant women, the mechanisms of development of increased anxiety in pregnant women and the psychological and physiological causes that make them. A theoretical analysis of the problem of increased anxiety in pregnant women and the reasons that cause it are presented. Anxiety noted by the most pregnant women is believed to be a major factor in allowing the line between women with normal physiological pregnancy and complicated pregnancy. The results of an empirical study showing differences in the manifestation of anxiety states in pregnant women in different trimesters of pregnancy and depending on the age of the pregnant woman are highlighted. Based on J. Taylor's method of determining anxiety in the survey of pregnant women, we found high and extremely high anxiety in almost half of them. Analyzing the manifestations of anxiety levels in pregnant women of all ages, we found a low preference for the youngest pregnant women in the sample − in 40% of young women under 20 years age. In different trimesters of pregnancy, anxiety manifests itself differently, namely, in the second trimester, most women experience the lowest levels of anxiety, while in the first and third trimesters, women experience the highest levels of anxiety, which may be due to many factors, including early pregnancy and fear of childbirth at the end.

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2020-09-16
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Molotokas Antonina. (2020). FEATURES OF ANXIETY DISORDER IN WOMEN OF DIFFERENT AGES DURING PREGNANCY ACCORDING TO THE TAYLOR ANXIETY SCALE. International Journal of Innovative Technologies in Social Science, (6(27). https://doi.org/10.31435/rsglobal_ijitss/30092020/7150
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