Chronic stressors and maternal depression: implications for prevention.


Journal Article

We report on the use of an instrument to measure exposure to stressors among 149 women presenting with their children for pediatric care at an urban primary care center. Overall, 38.3 percent of the women had significant levels of depressive symptoms; 71.4 percent of those in the "high stress" group had an adjusted prevalence odds ratio of 5.00 [95% CI = 2.12, 11.82]. We conclude that screening in the pediatric office is feasible for identifying women at high risk of becoming depressed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Orr, ST; James, SA; Burns, BJ; Thompson, B

Published Date

  • September 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 79 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1295 - 1296

PubMed ID

  • 2764210

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2764210

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0090-0036

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.2105/ajph.79.9.1295


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States