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The authors reply: PTSD due to childbirth stands at between 3.1% (adjusted) and 5.8% (unadjusted)


Patrick, JC and Devilly, GJ and O'Donovan, A and Alcorn, KL and Creedy, D, The authors reply: PTSD due to childbirth stands at between 3.1% (adjusted) and 5.8% (unadjusted), Psychological Medicine, 41, (12) pp. 2683-2686. ISSN 0033-2917 (2011) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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DOI: doi:10.1017/S0033291711001930


Alcorn et al. (2010) was a prospective longitudinal study of the prevalence of post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) resulting from childbirth events. One of the features of this work was not only to estimate the absolute prevalence of PTSD, but to adjust these estimates for pre-existing PTSD symptomatology and other more common postnatal symptomatology, such as depression and anxiety. It is of course possible if not probable, that these affective expressions are comorbid or predominantly represent the same underlying post-traumatic sequelae.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Keywords:PTSD, childbirth
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Applied and developmental psychology
Research Field:Psychology of ageing
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Evaluation of health outcomes
UTAS Author:Patrick, JC (Dr Jeff Patrick)
ID Code:118563
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Faculty of Business
Deposited On:2017-07-13
Last Modified:2017-07-13

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