Depression during pregnancy in the Brazilian public health care system.

@article{Silva2010DepressionDP,
  title={Depression during pregnancy in the Brazilian public health care system.},
  author={Ricardo Azevedo da Silva and Karen Jansen and Luciano Dias de Mattos Souza and In{\'a}cia Gomes da Silva Moraes and Elaine Tomasi and Giovanna Del Grande da Silva and Michelle de Souza Dias and Ricardo Tavares Pinheiro},
  journal={Revista brasileira de psiquiatria},
  year={2010},
  volume={32 2},
  pages={139-44}
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of depression and correlate clinical and demographic characteristics in pregnant women assisted by the public health system in the city of Pelotas, RS, Brazil. METHOD We performed a cross-sectional study focused on pregnant women assisted by the public health service. The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) was used to screen for depression. RESULTS In a sample of 1,264 pregnant women aged 12-46 years, 21.1% (n = 255) presented a depressive… CONTINUE READING

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