The obsessive–compulsive spectrum in the perinatal period: a prospective pilot study

@article{Chaudron2010TheOS,
  title={The obsessive–compulsive spectrum in the perinatal period: a prospective pilot study},
  author={Linda H. Chaudron and Neha Nirodi},
  journal={Archives of Women's Mental Health},
  year={2010},
  volume={13},
  pages={403-410}
}
This study aims to describe the phenomenology of obsessive–compulsive symptoms (OCS) and disorders (OCD) in perinatal women and to explore the relationship of OCS/OCD to postpartum depression. A prospective longitudinal study of 44 women screened with the Obsessive–Compulsive Inventory—Revised (OCI-R) and Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) between 30 and 37 weeks of pregnancy. Twenty-four women completed a diagnostic interview and the Yale–Brown Obsessive–Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS… CONTINUE READING
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