Bio-socio-demographic factors associated with post-traumatic stress disorder in a sample of postpartum Brazilian women

  • Carla Fonseca Zambaldi
  • Amaury Cantilino
  • Everton Botelho Sougey
Short Communication


Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is common among women. In the postpartum period, the prevalence is between 1% and 6%. The present study investigated PTSD in a sample of 400 Brazilian women between 2 and 26 weeks postpartum using the Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview and found a frequency of 5.3%. The factors associated with the occurrence of PTSD were low purchasing power, a history of psychiatric disorders, clinical disease, and the infant having experienced some complication


Postpartum Puerperium Stress Post-traumatic stress disorder 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carla Fonseca Zambaldi
    • 1
  • Amaury Cantilino
    • 1
  • Everton Botelho Sougey
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychiatric of Neuropsychiatry DepartmentAffective Disorders Unit, Federal University of PernambucoRecifeBrazil

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