Post-traumatic symptoms after childbirth: What should we offer?

@article{Alder2006PosttraumaticSA,
  title={Post-traumatic symptoms after childbirth: What should we offer?},
  author={Judith Alder and Werner Stadlmayr and Sibil Tschudin and Johannes Bitzer},
  journal={Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics \& Gynecology},
  year={2006},
  volume={27},
  pages={107 - 112}
}
Most studies on post-traumatic stress symptoms after childbirth have focused on prevalence of and looked at etiological factors and predictors. While most authors agree that around 1.5% of the women develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and significantly more present with post-traumatic stress symptoms, the studies still lack a proper diagnosis using diagnostic interviews to validate the enhanced stress scores found in questionnaires. Also, some relevant predicting factors such as pre… Expand
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