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Depression after childbirth.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1580177     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND AND METHODS: Depression following childbirth is an illness occurring in 10 to 20 percent of women in the year postpartum. Researchers have debated whether postpartum depression is a different illness from depression at other times. We critically review the literature on postpartum depression, as distinguished from postpartum blues and psychosis. RESULTS: Problems with definition, study design, and the validity of the diagnosis have hampered investigation. Studies do not clearly distinguish postpartum depression from major depression occurring at other times CONCLUSIONS: Depression after childbirth is probably the same illness as depression at other times. It is not known whether biological and psychological factors unique to the puerperium alter the expression of the illness. Nonetheless, physicians caring for women and infants should learn to screen for, diagnose, and treat depression in women after childbirth.
S A Dobie; E A Walker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice / American Board of Family Practice     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0893-8652     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Board Fam Pract     Publication Date:    1992 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-06-10     Completed Date:  1992-06-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8807505     Medline TA:  J Am Board Fam Pract     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  303-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98195.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Depressive Disorder / diagnosis*
Diagnosis, Differential
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Puerperal Disorders / diagnosis*
Research Design
Comment In:
J Am Board Fam Pract. 1992 Sep-Oct;5(5):544-5   [PMID:  1414461 ]

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