Is postpartum depression a homogenous disorder: time of onset, severity, symptoms and hopelessness in relation to the course of depression

@article{Kettunen2014IsPD,
  title={Is postpartum depression a homogenous disorder: time of onset, severity, symptoms and hopelessness in relation to the course of depression},
  author={Pirjo Kettunen and Eeva Koistinen and Jukka Hintikka},
  journal={BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth},
  year={2014},
  volume={14}
}
BackgroundPostpartum depression (PPD) is a common illness, but due to the underlying processes and the diversity of symptoms, some variability is exhibited. The risk of postpartum depression is great if the mother has previously suffered from depression, but there is some evidence that a certain subgroup of women only experience depression during the postpartum period.MethodsThe study group consisted of 104 mothers with postpartum major depression and a control group of 104 postpartum mothers… 

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