A case note study of postpartum psychiatric illness as defined by Research Diagnostic Criteria (RDC) was conducted in an epidemiologically defined large area of Japan.
The admission rate was 0.34/1000 live births.
The most frequent diagnostic category was affective disorder (53%). « Atypical » symptoms were observed in 31% of all cases and were more frequent (67%) in patients with schizoaffective disorder.
Fifty six percent of mothers developed a psychiatric illness within two weeks of delivery.
The patients with « atypical
» symptoms were admitted much more quickly and their length of stay in hospital was shorter.
Mots-clés Pascal : Psychose puerpérale, Postpartum pathologie, Trouble psychiatrique, Prévalence, Epidémiologie, Santé mentale, Japon, Asie, Homme, Femelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Puerperal psychosis, Puerperal disorders, Mental disorder, Prevalence, Epidemiology, Mental health, Japan, Asia, Human, Female
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0224857
Code Inist : 002B18C06B. Création : 11/09/1998.