Depression Prevalence And Incidence Among Inner-city Pregnant And Postpartum Women

Title

Depression Prevalence And Incidence Among Inner-city Pregnant And Postpartum Women

Creator

Hobfoll S E; Ritter C; Lavin J; Hulsizer M R; Cameron R P

Publisher

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

Date

1995
1995-06

Description

A sample of 192 financially impoverished, inner-city women was assessed for clinical depression twice during pregnancy and once postpartum. At the first and second antepartum interviews, respectively, 77.6% and 24.5% of the women were depressed, controlling for pregnancy-related somatic symptoms. Postpartum depression was found among 23.4% of women. These rates are about double those found for middle-class samples. Particularly heightened risk for antepartum depression was found among single women who did not have a cohabiting partner. African American and European American women did not differ in rates of depression. Antepartum depression was a weak but significant risk factor for postpartum depression.

Subject

black; childbearing; disorders; families; life; poverty; psychological distress; Psychology; psychosocial predictors; social support; stress; white

Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

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Pages

445-453

Issue

3

Volume

63

Citation

Hobfoll S E; Ritter C; Lavin J; Hulsizer M R; Cameron R P, “Depression Prevalence And Incidence Among Inner-city Pregnant And Postpartum Women,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed December 1, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/10208.

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