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Title: Symptoms associated with the DSM IV diagnosis of depression in pregnancy and post partum
Authors : Kammerer, Martin
Marks, Maureen N.
Pinard, Claudia
Taylor, Alyx
Castelberg, Brida von
Künzli, Hansjörg
Glover, Vivette
Published in : Archives of Women's Mental Health
Volume(Issue) : 12
Issue : 3
Pages : 135
Pages to: 141
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Springer
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Wien
Issue Date: Jun-2009
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Not specified
Language : English
Subjects : Major Depression; Human Females; Psychodiagnosis; Perinatal Period; Diagnostic and Statistical Manual; Pregnancy; Postnatal Period; Postpartum Depression; Symptoms
Subject (DDC) : 616.8: Neurology, diseases of nervous system
618: Gynecology, obstetrics and midwifery
Abstract: Pregnancy and the postpartum may affect symptoms of depression. However it has not yet been tested how the symptoms used for the DSM IV diagnosis of depression discriminate depressed from non depressed women perinatally. A modified version of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM IV (SCID interview) was used that allowed assessment of all associated DSM IV symptoms of depression with depressed and non depressed women in pregnancy and the postpartum period. Loss of appetite was not associated with depression either ante or postnatally. The antenatal symptom pattern was different from the postnatal. The sensitivity of the symptoms ranged from 0.7% to 51.6%, and specificity from 61.3% to 99.1%. The best discriminating symptoms were motor retardation/agitation and concentration antenatally, and motor retardation/agitation, concentration and fatigue postnatally. Depression in pregnancy and postpartum depression show significantly different symptom profiles. Appetite is not suitable for the diagnosis of depression in the perinatal period.
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Departement: Angewandte Psychologie
Organisational Unit: Psychological Institute (PI)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.21256/zhaw-4327
ISSN: 1434-1816
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Angewandte Psychologie

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