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  1. An epidemiological and clinical investigation of postpartum psychiatric illness in Japanese mothers.

    Article - En anglais

    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.