Changes in depressive symptoms over 0-9 months postpartum.

  title={Changes in depressive symptoms over 0-9 months postpartum.},
  author={Dwenda Kay Gjerdingen and Scott J Crow and Patricia McGovern and Michael D Miner and Bruce A. Center},
  journal={Journal of women's health},
  volume={20 3},
OBJECTIVE To investigate mothers' changes in prevalence of postpartum depression (PPD) symptoms over 0-9 months postpartum and determine which symptoms best distinguish depressed from nondepressed women. METHODS This was a prospective study of English-literate mothers of newborns, recruited from four family medicine clinics and three pediatric clinics. Mothers completed surveys at 0-1, 2, 4, 6, and 9 months postpartum, and surveys included demographic characteristics, a two-question… CONTINUE READING


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