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Prevalence and psychosocial correlates of depressed mood during pregnancy and after childbirth in a Moroccan sample

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The objective of the current study was to determine the prevalence of depression among 100 women followed from the first trimester of pregnancy to 9 months after delivery.

Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview, Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale and Paykel Life Events Inventory were used. Seventeen per cent of the subjects experienced depression during postpartum, 19.2% started their episode during pregnancy. Psychosocial variables were positively correlated to depression during pregnancy.

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Mchichi Alami, K., Kadri, N. & Berrada, S. Prevalence and psychosocial correlates of depressed mood during pregnancy and after childbirth in a Moroccan sample. Arch Womens Ment Health 9, 343–346 (2006).

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