A longitudinal study of hypomania and depression symptoms in pregnancy and the postpartum period.

@article{Heron2009ALS,
  title={A longitudinal study of hypomania and depression symptoms in pregnancy and the postpartum period.},
  author={Jessica Heron and Sayeed Haque and Femi Oyebode and Nick J. Craddock and Ian Jones},
  journal={Bipolar disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={410-7}
}
OBJECTIVES Childbirth is a potent precipitant of severe episodes of bipolar disorder. We investigate mood longitudinally through pregnancy and the postpartum period, using the Highs Scale and the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), to examine if the postpartum period is a time of increased risk for hypomanic symptoms in the general population. METHODS A total of 446 women were recruited at 12 weeks of pregnancy from the Birmingham Women's Hospital and four midwife-led community… CONTINUE READING
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