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  1. Psychiatric morbidity following miscarriage : a prevalence study of Chinese women in Hong Kong.

    Article - En anglais

    Objective 

    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.

    Methods 

    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.

    Results 

    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.

    Conclusions 

    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.