Predictors of Postpartum Depression: An Update

@article{Beck2001PredictorsOP,
  title={Predictors of Postpartum Depression: An Update},
  author={Cheryl Tatano Beck},
  journal={Nursing Research},
  year={2001},
  volume={50},
  pages={275-285}
}
BackgroundApproximately 13% of women experience postpartum depression. Early recognition is one of the most difficult challenges with this mood disorder because of how covertly it is suffered. ObjectivesThe purpose of this meta-analysis was to update the findings of an earlier meta-analysis of postpartum depression predictors that had synthesized the results of studies conducted mostly in the 1980s. MethodA meta-analysis of 84 studies published in the decade of the 1990s was conducted to… 
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