HORMONAL ASPECTS OF POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION

@article{AbouSaleh1998HORMONALAO,
  title={HORMONAL ASPECTS OF POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION},
  author={M. T. Abou-Saleh and Rafia Ghubash and Latifa Karim and Mikhail Krymski and Idrees Bhai},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={1998},
  volume={23},
  pages={465-475}
}
Plasma cortisol, prolactin, oestrogen, progesterone, thyroxine, thyrotrophin (TSH) were collected from 23 pregnant, 70 postpartum women at 7 days postpartum, and 38 non-gravid controls. Sixty two postpartum women were screened for depression by the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) on day 7 after delivery and 34 of them were assessed by the Present State Examination (PSE) at 8 +/- 2 weeks after delivery. Postpartum women had a significantly greater level of cortisol, prolactin… CONTINUE READING
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