Certain mothers at greater risk for postpartum depression

03/14/2013 | DailyRx.com

The likelihood of suffering from postpartum depression was higher among women who were single, younger, publicly insured, African-American and of lower educational attainment, a study showed. Researchers screened 10,000 mothers and found that 40% of those who reported postpartum depression had it after childbirth, while 33% and 26.5% experienced depression during pregnancy and before pregnancy, respectively. The findings appear in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.

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