Previous studies reported that 48-51% of women in Western countries developed depressive disorder following a miscarriage.
There is, however, little data among non-Western populations.
The aim of this study was to measure the prevalence of psychiatric morbidity following miscarriage among Chinese women in Hong Kong.
Subjects were interviewed immediately after a miscarriage to collect medical, psychiatric, and sociodemographic data.
Six weeks following the miscarriage, 150 subjects were assessed with the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R (SCID) to establish psychiatric diagnoses.
18 subjects (12%) met the DSM-III-R criteria for major depression and 2 subjects (1.3%) were diagnosed anxiety disorder NOS six weeks after the miscarriage.
Chinese women in Hong Kong have a lower rate of psychiatric morbidity after a miscarriage.
Mots-clés Pascal : Avortement, Complication, Trouble psychiatrique, Etat dépressif, Trouble humeur, Trouble anxieux, Prévalence, Adulte, Homme, Femelle, Chinois, Hong Kong, Asie, Epidémiologie, Gestation pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Abortion, Complication, Mental disorder, Depression, Mood disorder, Anxiety disorder, Prevalence, Adult, Human, Female, Chinese, Hong Kong, Asia, Epidemiology, Pregnancy disorders
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0306238
Code Inist : 002B18C14. Création : 15/07/1997.