Obstetric complications and affective psychoses. Two case-control studies based on structured obstetric records.

@article{Bain2000ObstetricCA,
  title={Obstetric complications and affective psychoses. Two case-control studies based on structured obstetric records.},
  author={Marion Bain and Edmund Juszczak and K McInneny and Robert E. Kendell},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={2000},
  volume={176},
  pages={
          523-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND Unlike schizophrenia, little interest has been taken in the incidence of obstetric complications in affective psychoses. AIMS To find out whether obstetric complications are more common in affective psychoses than matched controls. METHOD Two hundred and seventeen probands with an in-patient diagnosis of affective psychosis who had been born in Scotland in 1971-74, and a further 84 born in 1975-78, were closely matched with controls and the incidence of obstetric complications in… CONTINUE READING