Prenatal and postpartum depression in fathers and its association with maternal depression: a meta-analysis.

  title={Prenatal and postpartum depression in fathers and its association with maternal depression: a meta-analysis.},
  author={James F. Paulson and S. Bazemore},
  volume={303 19},
  • James F. Paulson, S. Bazemore
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • JAMA
  • CONTEXT It is well established that maternal prenatal and postpartum depression is prevalent and has negative personal, family, and child developmental outcomes. [...] Key MethodDATA SOURCES Studies that documented depression in fathers between the first trimester and the first postpartum year were identified through MEDLINE, PsycINFO, EMBASE, Google Scholar, dissertation abstracts, and reference lists for the period between January 1980 and October 2009. Expand Abstract
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