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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2016 Jan-Feb;54(1):58-63.

[Depression and risk factors associated in women with children in sessions with a child psychiatrist].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Servicio de Epidemiología Hospitalaria, Hospital de Gineco-Pediatría 48, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Guanajuato, Guanajuato, México.


in English, Spanish


Maternal depression entails cognitive, behavioral, affective and relational disorders with a great impact on the life quality of individuals, society and family. Our objective was to determine the prevalence and factors associated in women with children in paedopsychiatry treatment in a children's hospital.


Descriptive, prospective and prevalence study with a sample of 194 women. We used Beck scale. We calculated the prevalence rate. We analyzed the association of risk factors with the maternal depression by using chi square and a relative risk with a 95 % confidence interval (p = 0.5).


There was a maternal prevalence depression of 66 %: 45 % had a mild depression (58), 35 % moderate (45) and 20 % severe (25). According to the chi square analysis, married female variable was statistically significant (8.7408, p = 0.0031, Odds Ratio [OR] 2.48). Having five children had an OR of 2.09, and the diagnosis of delay in the development an OR of 1.75.


There was a higher prevalence than expected with a percentage difference of 6 points. Mild depression was more common; women from 31 to 40 years of age, married, and with five children were the most affected groups.


Beck’s scale; Child psychiatry; Depression; Maternal behavior

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