J. Jomeen J.Jomeen@hull.ac.uk
Reflections on the notion of post-natal depression following examination of the scoring pattern of women on the EPDS during pregnancy and in the post-natal period
Jomeen, J.; Martin, C. R.
C. R. Martin
The scoring pattern of case-positive women on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) was explored over the antenatal and post-natal period. Individual analysis of EPDS scores over the antenatal and post-natal period revealed a picture of depressive symptom reporting inconsistent with the notion of a distinct and separate entity of post-natal depression. A fundamental assumption that post-natal depression has a typical pattern of comparatively higher post-natal depressive symptomology may be illusory when individual symptom profiles are explored.
Jomeen, J., & Martin, C. R. (2008). Reflections on the notion of post-natal depression following examination of the scoring pattern of women on the EPDS during pregnancy and in the post-natal period. Journal of psychiatric and mental health nursing, 15(8), 645-648. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2850.2008.01282.x
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Oct 31, 2008|
|Journal||JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale;Post-natal depression;Pregnancy|
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