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Denmark study finds high incidence of mental illness in new mothers

December 7, 2006

Compared with women who had given birth 11 to 12 months prior, women giving birth for the first time had an increased risk of incident hospital admission with any mental disorder through the first 3 months after childbirth, with the highest risk 10 to 19 days postpartum. Among mothers, risk was also increased for psychiatric outpatient contacts through the first 3 months after childbirth, also with the highest risk occurring 10 to 19 days postpartum. Unlike motherhood, fatherhood was not associated with any increased risk of hospital admission or outpatient contact.

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Learn more about the study from the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Read more about this study from Time Magazine.

Read NAMI's Fact Sheet on Depression in Women.

 

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