Epidemiology of puerperal psychoses.

@article{Kendell1987EpidemiologyOP,
  title={Epidemiology of puerperal psychoses.},
  author={R. Kendell and J. Chalmers and C. Platz},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1987},
  volume={150},
  pages={
          662-73
        }
}
Computer linkage of an obstetric register and a psychiatric case register made it possible to investigate the temporal relationship between childbirth and psychiatric contact in a population of 470 000 people over a 12-year period: 54 087 births resulted in 120 psychiatric admissions within 90 days of parturition [corrected]. The 'relative risk' of admission to a psychiatric hospital with a psychotic illness was extremely high in the first 30 days after childbirth, particularly in primiparae… Expand

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