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Prevalence, onset and comorbidity of postpartum anxiety and depressive disorders.
Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2008 Dec; 118(6):459-68.AP

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

The study presents data on the 3-month prevalences of postpartum anxiety disorders (PAD) and postpartum depressive disorders (PDD) and their comorbidity in a German community sample. Associations with sociodemographic variables and previous history of psychopathology were analysed.

METHOD

Data were gathered in a longitudinal study over the first 3 months postpartum. In a two-stage screening procedure, a population-based representative sample of 1024 postpartum women was assessed for symptoms of anxiety and depression using DSM-IV-based screening instruments.

RESULTS

The estimated rates of DSM-IV disorders were 11.1% for PAD and 6.1% for PDD. Comorbidity was found in 2.1%. The rate for PAD with postpartum onset was 2.2% and for PDD 4.6%. Young mothers and mothers with a low education level had a heightened risk of developing depression following delivery.

CONCLUSION

Because of the clinical relevance of PAD, controlled studies and specialized programmes for prevention and treatment are urgently required.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of General Psychiatry, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg , Germany. corinna_reck@med.uni-heidelberg.deNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18840256

Citation

Reck, C, et al. "Prevalence, Onset and Comorbidity of Postpartum Anxiety and Depressive Disorders." Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, vol. 118, no. 6, 2008, pp. 459-68.
Reck C, Struben K, Backenstrass M, et al. Prevalence, onset and comorbidity of postpartum anxiety and depressive disorders. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2008;118(6):459-68.
Reck, C., Struben, K., Backenstrass, M., Stefenelli, U., Reinig, K., Fuchs, T., Sohn, C., & Mundt, C. (2008). Prevalence, onset and comorbidity of postpartum anxiety and depressive disorders. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 118(6), 459-68. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0447.2008.01264.x
Reck C, et al. Prevalence, Onset and Comorbidity of Postpartum Anxiety and Depressive Disorders. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2008;118(6):459-68. PubMed PMID: 18840256.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Prevalence, onset and comorbidity of postpartum anxiety and depressive disorders. AU - Reck,C, AU - Struben,K, AU - Backenstrass,M, AU - Stefenelli,U, AU - Reinig,K, AU - Fuchs,T, AU - Sohn,C, AU - Mundt,C, Y1 - 2008/10/06/ PY - 2008/10/9/pubmed PY - 2009/3/6/medline PY - 2008/10/9/entrez SP - 459 EP - 68 JF - Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica JO - Acta Psychiatr Scand VL - 118 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVE: The study presents data on the 3-month prevalences of postpartum anxiety disorders (PAD) and postpartum depressive disorders (PDD) and their comorbidity in a German community sample. Associations with sociodemographic variables and previous history of psychopathology were analysed. METHOD: Data were gathered in a longitudinal study over the first 3 months postpartum. In a two-stage screening procedure, a population-based representative sample of 1024 postpartum women was assessed for symptoms of anxiety and depression using DSM-IV-based screening instruments. RESULTS: The estimated rates of DSM-IV disorders were 11.1% for PAD and 6.1% for PDD. Comorbidity was found in 2.1%. The rate for PAD with postpartum onset was 2.2% and for PDD 4.6%. Young mothers and mothers with a low education level had a heightened risk of developing depression following delivery. CONCLUSION: Because of the clinical relevance of PAD, controlled studies and specialized programmes for prevention and treatment are urgently required. SN - 1600-0447 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18840256/Prevalence_onset_and_comorbidity_of_postpartum_anxiety_and_depressive_disorders_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0447.2008.01264.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -