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Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 1993 Mar;15(2):125-8.

Psychiatric morbidity in a pregnant population in Nigeria.

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Department of Behavioural Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ilorin, Nigeria.


Psychiatric morbidity among 240 pregnant women attending an antenatal unit was assessed by a two-stage screening procedure, using the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-30) and Present State Examination Schedule (PSE). The prevalence of psychiatric morbidity was found to be significantly associated with younger age (< 24 years), being primigravid, married for less than 1 year, having an unsupportive husband, and a previous history of induced abortion. It is suggested that more attention needs to be paid to the mental health of pregnant women in developing countries (where pregnancy rates and the risks associated with pregnancy/delivery are much higher than in the developed countries) at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of health care.

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