Risk, treatment duration, and recurrence risk of postpartum affective disorder in women with no…

The following two tabs change content below.
PLoS Medicine

PLoS Medicine

PLOS (The Public Library of Science) is a non profit publisher and advocacy organization on a mission to lead a transformation in research communication. From its start, PLOS has engaged in debate about science and medicine. Content from PLoS is shared via RSS through GHHub using the Creative Commons. http://www.plosmedicine.org/

by Marie-Louise H. Rasmussen, Marin Strøm, Jan Wohlfahrt, Poul Videbech, Mads Melbye Background Some 5%–15% of all women experience postpartum depression (PPD), which for many is their first psychiatric disorder. The purpose of this study was to estimate the incidence of postpartum affective disorder (AD), duration of treatment, and rate of subsequent postpartum AD and other affective episodes in a nationwide cohort of women with no prior psychiatric history. Methods and findings Linking information from several Danish national registers, we constructed a cohort of 457,317 primiparous mothers with first birth (and subsequent births) from 1 January 1996 to 31 December 2013 (a total of 789,068 births) and no prior psychiatric hospital contacts and/or use of antidepressants.

Taken from – 

Risk, treatment duration, and recurrence risk of postpartum affective disorder in women with no…