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„Und wie geht´s der Mutter?“ – ein Überblick über neuere Studien zur Prävalenz psychischer Erkrankungen bei jungen Müttern

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In the last years hundreds of studies have been done worldwide to investigate “postnatal depression”. Nevertheless there is no evidence, that postnatal psychiatric symptoms form an entity. Furthermore the classification of these symptoms into three syndromes (“postpartum blues”, “postnatal depression” and “postpartum psychosis”), that has been established in the recent years, seems to be not sufficient. Therefore this survey will focus on investigations on the prevalence of mentally ill mothers in the broad psychiatric spectrum.


Zwar sind in den letzten Jahren weltweit noch hunderte Studien zur „postpartalen Depression“ durchgeführt worden, trotzdem kristallisiert sich immer klarer heraus, dass postpartale psychische Symptome nicht als eigene Entität zu werten sind und die über lange Zeit geprägt Einteilung in „Postpartum Blues“, „Postpartaler Depression“ und „Postpartaler Psychose“ so nicht aufrecht erhalten werden kann. In dieser Überblicksarbeit sollen deshalb die Arbeiten in den Fokus rücken, die psychisch erkrankte Mütter abseits dieser diagnostischen „Triade“ untersucht haben.

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Kohl, C. „Und wie geht´s der Mutter?“ – ein Überblick über neuere Studien zur Prävalenz psychischer Erkrankungen bei jungen Müttern. psychiatr. psychother. 7, 135–138 (2011).

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  • Mothers
  • postpartum
  • postnatal depression
  • mental disorders


  • Mütter
  • Postpartalzeit
  • postpartale Depression
  • postpartale psychische Erkrankungen