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Risk factors for postnatal depression defined

Canadian researchers report that the risk of postnatal or postpartum depression increases in women who are recent immigrants, have little or no support or have pregnancy-related high blood pressure. A study involving 500 mothers found that 30% had depression symptoms one week after delivery and 20% after 8 weeks. It is important to provide new mothers with support straight after the delivery.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Macleans

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About: Risk factors for postnatal depression defined

Date: 13 December 2004

Source: Macleans

URL: http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/health/article.jsp?content=20041213_100103_4688

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