Postnatal depression: a few simple questions
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The rate of past and family psychiatric history was ascertained in 254 women diagnosed with postnatal depression. Probands and first-degree relatives were interviewed to establish lifetime and current major psychiatric diagnoses. 78.3% of the women studied had a past and/or family psychiatric history. These data confirm the importance of these variables when screening women who may be at risk for postnatal depression.
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