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Partner Abuse Contributes to Postpartum Depression


Objective: To study risk factors among abused and nonabused women in the development of postpartum depression. Design: Retrospective cohort study. Participants: 5655 abused women and 68,136 nonabused women. Methods: As part of the Canadian Maternity Experiences Survey, subjects enrolled in this original prospective cohort study were questioned about violence exposure and postpartum depression. Subjects were initially mailed an introductory letter with follow-up interviews lasting a more...
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