Depression during and following pregnancy: quality of family relationships.


Fifty-four primiparous women were administered the Zung Self-rating Depression Scale and the Objective Social Perception Inventory during the last trimester of pregnancy. Four to 8 weeks postpartum, they again responded to the SRDS. A poor relationship with the husband, as rated during pregnancy, was significantly associated with depression during pregnancy and was also predictive of depression after childbirth. No parallel association between relationship with the mother and depression pre- or postpartum was noted.

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@article{Dimitrovsky1987DepressionDA, title={Depression during and following pregnancy: quality of family relationships.}, author={Lilly Dimitrovsky and M Perez-Hirshberg and R Itskowitz}, journal={The Journal of psychology}, year={1987}, volume={121 3}, pages={213-8} }