Typical somatic symptoms of pregnancy and their impact on a diagnosis of major depressive disorder.

@article{Yonkers2009TypicalSS,
  title={Typical somatic symptoms of pregnancy and their impact on a diagnosis of major depressive disorder.},
  author={Kimberly Ann Yonkers and Megan V. Smith and Nathan Gotman and Kathleen B{\'e}langer},
  journal={General hospital psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={
          327-33
        }
}
OBJECTIVE We sought to determine whether trimester of pregnancy influences the ability to diagnose major depressive disorder (MDD). METHOD Eight hundred thirty-eight subjects completed a Composite International Diagnostic Interview and the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) before 17 weeks of pregnancy, at 26-30 weeks of pregnancy and at 4-12 weeks postpartum. Subjects responded to a checklist of MDD symptoms regardless of stem question endorsement. We compared rates of symptom… CONTINUE READING
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