Symptomatology of affective and psychotic illnesses related to childbearing.


Journal Article

Symptom patterns in women with childbearing-related onset illnesses (CBROI) and nonchildbearing-related onset illnesses (NCBROI) were compared. Women with diagnoses of Affective Disorders and Psychoses (n = 762) were divided into four groups: CBROI with psychosis, CBROI with non-psychotic affective illnesses, NCBROI with psychosis, and NCBROI with non-psychotic affective illness. Principal components analysis of 64 symptoms revealed 9 factors. The most dramatic result was the high score for psychotic women with CBROI on the factor cognitive disorganization/psychosis. Psychotic women with CBROI also reported homicidal ideation more frequently. Symptoms of non-psychotic women with CBROI and NCBROI did not differ.

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Cited Authors

  • Wisner, KL; Peindl, K; Hanusa, BH

Published Date

  • February 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 77 - 87

PubMed ID

  • 8201128

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8201128

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-2517

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0165-0327

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0165-0327(94)90034-5


  • eng