Poor sleep maintenance and subjective sleep quality are associated with postpartum maternal depression symptom severity

@article{Park2013PoorSM,
  title={Poor sleep maintenance and subjective sleep quality are associated with postpartum maternal depression symptom severity},
  author={Eliza M Park and S Meltzer-Brody and Robert Stickgold},
  journal={Archives of Women's Mental Health},
  year={2013},
  volume={16},
  pages={539-547}
}
Women are at increased risk of developing mood disorders during the postpartum period, and poor postpartum sleep may be a modifiable risk factor for the development of depression. This longitudinal study investigated the relationship between sleep variables and postpartum depression symptoms using wrist actigraphy and self-report surveys. Twenty-five healthy primiparous women were recruited from their outpatient obstetricians’ offices from July 2009 through March 2010. Subjects wore wrist… CONTINUE READING

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