Maternal Depression May Be More Common At Four Years Postpartum

Medscape (5/22) reports that according to a study published online May 21 in BJOG, “maternal depression is more common at four years postpartum than at any time during the first 12 months, especially among women who do not have another child during that four years.” The study of more than 1,500 women revealed that “women with one child at the four-year follow-up reported approximately double the prevalence of depressive symptoms at every time compared with women with two or more children.”

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