Postpartum Depression: Causes and Consequences by Michael W. O’Hara Ph.D. (auth.) PDF

By Michael W. O’Hara Ph.D. (auth.)

Postpartum melancholy: factors and Consequences chronicles a decade and a 1/2 learn into this particularly universal temper affliction skilled in a number of varieties by means of among 10-40% of all ladies following supply. the writer has performed 3 significant experiences all of that are awarded during this quantity. the latest research contains the majority of the monograph and offers the implications with reference to mental, social and hormonal components in postpartum melancholy and the blues. information about the epidemiology, etiology and remedy of postpartum melancholy is usually integrated. The paintings defined during this quantity represents the test through the writer to start to deal with numerous of the most important unresolved questions concerning the incidence, reasons, and outcomes of postpartum temper problems. the real damaging implications of terrible maternal adjustment for either the hot mom and her relations in addition to the elevated wisdom of childbearing ladies who're now not easy solutions and knowledge make this e-book integral for all practitioners in psychology, psychiatry and obstetrics-gynecology in addition to for the scholars of those disciplines.

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1978). Subjects were also asked about first-degree relatives who might have experienced an episode of depression. The Self-Control Questionnaire and the Attributional Style Questionnaire were used again in this study as indices of cognitive vulnerability to depression. , 1986). These measures assessed, respectively, stressful life events, childcare-related stressors in the early postpartum period, and the stressfulness of labor and delivery. A full description of the SCQ and the life stress measures is found in chapter 3.

1). Only the measure of attributional style among the cognitive-behavioral measures was significant in the regression. 1. Hierarchical multiple regression of psychological and life stress variables on postpartum depression level. 43*** *. 001. For all of the tests, with 2 exceptions, df = 1, 145. For the entire set of cognitive-behavioral variables, df = 4, 145, and for the entire set of life stress variables, df = 2, 145. W. P. B. Campbell, 1982, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 91, 457-461. Copyright 1982 by the American Psychological Association.

Both the somatic and cognitiveaffective subscales showed the same pattern. 1. Beck Depression Inventory scores for women during pregnancy and after delivery. ) FIGURE Postpartum Depression II: Prevalence, Course, and Predictive Factors 39 postpartum depression. In the first series of analyses, we compared prepartum-depressed and -nondepressed subjects and postpartumdepressed and -nondepressed subjects on variables reflecting sociodemographic status, personal and family history of depression, stressful life events, and social support.

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