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Bio-socio-demographic factors associated with post-traumatic stress disorder in a sample of postpartum Brazilian women.

Authors
  • Zambaldi, Carla Fonseca1
  • Cantilino, Amaury
  • Sougey, Everton Botelho
  • 1 Psychiatric of Neuropsychiatry Department, Affective Disorders Unit, Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil. [email protected] , (Brazil)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of women's mental health
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2011
Volume
14
Issue
5
Pages
435–439
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00737-011-0224-4
PMID: 21744050
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is common among women. In the postpartum period, the prevalence is between 1% and 6%. The present study investigated PTSD in a sample of 400 Brazilian women between 2 and 26 weeks postpartum using the Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview and found a frequency of 5.3%. The factors associated with the occurrence of PTSD were low purchasing power, a history of psychiatric disorders, clinical disease, and the infant having experienced some complication.

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