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Postnatal depression (PND) is the commonest health problem associated with childbearing.1 In addition to the morbidity suffered by women, PND is associated with emotional and cognitive difficulties in the child.2 Outcomes are worst for children of mothers with chronic depression2 and it is therefore important to identify and treat PND as early as possible – NICE3 recommends case identification in the first 3 months postpartum.
There is also increasing recognition that partner abuse is associated with depression, and several recent studies have reported on the association between physical and emotional abuse in pregnancy and maternal antenatal and PND.4,–,6 Antenatal abuse is also associated with …
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