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