Risk factors for postnatal depression: a review and risk factors in Australian populations

  title={Risk factors for postnatal depression: a review and risk factors in Australian populations},
  author={Phillip M Boyce},
  journal={Archives of Women’s Mental Health},
¶Postnatal depression affects up to 15% of women in the six months following childbirth. Risk factors for this disorder are predominantly psychosocial. An overview of sociodemographic, early life experiences, external environment, internal environment and obstetric and infant variables are presented in the introduction. Two studies that recruited women shortly after they had given birth and followed up to six months postpartum are used to demonstrate the salience of such risk factors. The… CONTINUE READING

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