Lifetime physical and sexual abuse and the risk for depression symptoms in the first 8 months after birth.

@article{Records2009LifetimePA,
  title={Lifetime physical and sexual abuse and the risk for depression symptoms in the first 8 months after birth.},
  author={Kathie Records and Michael J Rice},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={181-90}
}
Despite the growing body of evidence on the significance of postpartum depression, little research has explored the contribution of lifetime or current abuse to postpartum depression. One hundred-thirty-nine women were assessed during their third trimester of pregnancy and followed for 2, 4, 6, and 8 months postpartum for abuse status and depression symptoms. Predictors of postpartum depression were also assessed. Few women reported current abuse experiences, although 37% reported having… CONTINUE READING

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