A pilot study of postnatal depression following caesarean section using two retrospective self-rating instruments
Department of Cell Biology
Medical Subject Headings
Adult; Cesarean Section; Cross-Sectional Studies; Depressive Disorder; England; Female; Humans; Incidence; Personality Inventory; Pilot Projects; Pregnancy; Psychometrics; Puerperal Disorders; Retrospective Studies; Risk Factors
In a retrospective comparison study of rates of postnatal depression using two self-rating instruments, a significantly higher incidence of postnatal depression was found among subjects who had undergone Caesarean section than in those who had a vaginal delivery. The excess of cases of postnatal depression among the Caesarean subjects appeared to consist of a milder illness which started sooner after delivery. Following Caesarean section, there was a significant association between postnatal depression and general, but not regional, anaesthesia.
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Citation: J Psychosom Res. 1994 Feb;38(2):111-7.
Edwards, Denzil R.L.; Porter, Sally-Ann M.; and Stein, Gary S., "A pilot study of postnatal depression following caesarean section using two retrospective self-rating instruments" (1994). Stein, Stein, Lian, vanWijnen Lab Publications. 92.