In a longitudinal study, the prevalence of post partum depression was investigated in 293 women.
They were assessed during gestation at 32 weeks, and consecutively after parturition with an interval of six weeks from four weeks until 34 weeks' post partum.
The prevalence of post partum depression (RDC) varied between seven and 14%, with a peak at ten weeks' post partum.
It was found that women were depressed significantly more often at ten weeks' post partum compared with pregnancy, the first post partum weeks and the later post partum period.
This finding suggests that it is not directly after parturition that women are more prone to depression.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etat dépressif, Postpartum, Homme, Postpartum pathologie, Psychopathologie, Prévalence, Accouchement, Epidémiologie, Cycle menstruel
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Depression, Puerperium, Human, Puerperal disorders, Psychopathology, Prevalence, Delivery, Epidemiology, Menstrual cycle
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