Prevalence of postnatal psychiatric morbidity in mothers and fathers.

@article{Ballard1994PrevalenceOP,
  title={Prevalence of postnatal psychiatric morbidity in mothers and fathers.},
  author={Clive G. Ballard and Robert Scott Davis and Paul T. Cullen and R. N. Mohan and Christine A. Dean},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1994},
  volume={164 6},
  pages={
          782-8
        }
}
In the first study to systematically examine postnatal depression in fathers, we examined depression in 200 postnatal couples, using a two-stage design. The prevalence of depression ascertained by the 13-item Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), using a cut-off score for 'caseness' of 13 or more in an unselected postnatal sample, was 27.5% in mothers at six weeks postpartum, 25.7% in mothers at six months postpartum, 9.0% in fathers at six weeks postpartum, and 5.4% in fathers at six… CONTINUE READING
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