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Familiality of postpartum depression in unipolar disorder: results of a family study.

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OBJECTIVE: The authors previously reported strong evidence for familial aggregation of postpartum (puerperal) psychotic episodes in women with bipolar disorder. The authors here examine whether vulnerability to postpartum triggering of depressive episodes aggregates in families and assess how this aggregation varies with the definition of postpartum onset. METHOD: Postpartum depression occurrence was studied in the female members of 120 sibling pairs recruited at a site within an internation...

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10.1176/appi.ajp.163.9.1549

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
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Journal:
The American journal of psychiatry
Volume:
163
Issue:
9
Pages:
1549-1553
Publication date:
2006-09-05
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EISSN:
1535-7228
ISSN:
0002-953X
URN:
uuid:0d02e1f7-61f4-41a5-8210-d78734677718
Source identifiers:
125686
Local pid:
pubs:125686

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