Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Affect Disord. 1998 Mar;48(2-3):233-40.

An epidemiological and clinical investigation of postpartum psychiatric illness in Japanese mothers.

Author information

1
Department of Psychiatry, Mie University School of Medicine, Tsu, Japan. okano@clin.medic.mie-u.ac.jp

Abstract

A case note study of postpartum psychiatric illness as defined by Research Diagnostic Criteria (RDC) was conducted in an epidemiologically defined large area of Japan. The admission rate was 0.34/1000 live births. The most frequent diagnostic category was affective disorder (53%). "Atypical" symptoms were observed in 31% of all cases and were more frequent (67%) in patients with schizoaffective disorder. Fifty six percent of mothers developed a psychiatric illness within two weeks of delivery. The patients with "atypical" symptoms were admitted much more quickly and their length of stay in hospital was shorter.

PMID:
9543214
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Support Center