Perinatal Mood Episodes Prevalent In Women With BD, Recurrent Major Depression.

Medwire (2/20) reports, “Perinatal mood episodes are highly prevalent in women with bipolar disorder [BD] and recurrent major depression,” according to a 1,785-woman study published in the February issue of JAMA Psychiatry. “Of the [980] women with bipolar I disorder, the lifetime prevalence of a mood episode in the perinatal period was 69.5%. Similarly, 69.0% of [232] women with bipolar II disorder and 67.4% of [573] women with recurrent major depression were affected by a mood episode during pregnancy or the postpartum period.”

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— “Perinatal episodes prevalent in women with mood disorders,”medwireNews Reporters, February 20, 2013.

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