Postpartum mental disorders (PPMDs) are serious conditions ranging in prevalence, incidence, and severity. The disorders are mainly observed in women who are primiparous,1 and mothers with a history of PPMDs are understandably concerned about risk of recurrence after successive deliveries. In this study, we aimed to (1) examine the risk of a mental disorder in the postpartum period by parity and (2) provide an overview of the recurrence risk of PPMDs in affected women after subsequent deliveries.
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Munk-Olsen T, Ingstrup KG, Johannsen BM, Liu X. Population-Based Assessment of the Recurrence Risk of Postpartum Mental Disorders: Will It Happen Again? JAMA Psychiatry. Published online October 16, 2019. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2019.3208
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