Relationship of psychiatric illness to childbearing status: a hospital-based epidemiologic study.


Journal Article

Women who presented to a University psychiatric hospital were categorized into those with childbearing-related onset illness (CBROI, n = 168) and compared to those with non-childbearing-related onset illness (NCBROI, n = 1004). Women with CBROI were an average of five years younger. The two groups did not differ in membership across five major psychiatric diagnostic categories. However, women with CBROI were given the specific diagnosis adjustment disorder with depressed mood more frequently. Anxiety disorders were also common in women with CBROI. Most women with CBROI had the onset of illness during the postpartum period compared to during pregnancy or after pregnancy loss.

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Cited Authors

  • Wisner, KL; Peindl, K; Hanusa, BH

Published Date

  • May 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 39 - 50

PubMed ID

  • 8326079

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8326079

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-2517

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0165-0327

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0165-0327(93)90075-u


  • eng