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Contracept Fertil Sex. 1994 Jan;22(1):61-4.

[Emotional and psychiatric postpartum complications].

[Article in French]

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  • 1IPSO, Centre Carreire, CHS Charles-Perrens, Bordeaux.


The three emotional and psychiatric complications of post-partum are: puerperal psychoses; post-natal depressions; and post-partum blues. Puerperal psychoses (prevalence = 0.2%) are now well known in their clinical and therapeutic aspects. Much less known are the post-natal depressions, in spite of their high incidence (10 to 20% of women). The consequences upon the life of patients and mother-child bond are still ignored. These depressions are too rarely adequately treated. Finally, post-partum blues is to be recognized for a preventive purpose, its intensity being a predictive factor of post-natal depression.

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