A pilot study of postnatal depression following caesarean section using two retrospective self-rating instruments
Department of Cell Biology
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.
J Psychosom Res. 1994 Feb;38(2):111-7.
Journal of psychosomatic research
Edwards DR, Porter SM, Stein GS. (1994). A pilot study of postnatal depression following caesarean section using two retrospective self-rating instruments. Stein, Stein, Lian, vanWijnen Lab Publications. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/stein/92