PTSD following childbirth: a prospective study of incidence and risk factors in Canadian women.

@article{Verreault2012PTSDFC,
  title={PTSD following childbirth: a prospective study of incidence and risk factors in Canadian women.},
  author={Nancy Verreault and Deborah Da Costa and Andr{\'e} Marchand and Kierla Ireland and Hailey R. Banack and Maria Dritsa and Samir Khalif{\'e}},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={2012},
  volume={73 4},
  pages={257-63}
}
OBJECTIVE The goals of the present study were to estimate the incidence and course of full and partial Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following childbirth and to prospectively identify factors associated with the development of PTSD symptoms at 1month following childbirth. METHODS The sample comprised 308 women, with assessments at four time points: 25-40weeks gestation, 4-6weeks postpartum, 3 and 6months postpartum. Current and prior PTSD were assessed by the Structured Clinical… CONTINUE READING