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Abstracts and Reviews : POSTNATAL DEPRESSION: A COMPARISON OF AFRICAN AND SCOTTISH WOMEN by J. L. Cox. Social Psychiatry 18 (1983): 25-28; RETROSPECTIVE STUDY OF THE PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS OF CHILDBIRTH by J. L. COX, Y. CONNOR and R. E. KENDELL. British Journal of Psychiatry 140 (1982): 11-17

Abstracts and Reviews : POSTNATAL DEPRESSION: A COMPARISON OF AFRICAN AND SCOTTISH WOMEN by J. L. Cox. Social Psychiatry 18 (1983): 25-28; RETROSPECTIVE STUDY OF THE PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS OF CHILDBIRTH by J. L. COX, Y. CONNOR and R. E. KENDELL. British Journal of Psychiatry 140 (1982): 11-17

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Abstracts and ReviewsPOSTNATAL DEPRESSION: A COMPARISON OF AFRICAN AND SCOTTISH WOMEN by J. L. Cox. Social Psychiatry 18 (1983): 25-28; RETROSPECTIVE STUDY OF THE PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS OF CHILDBIRTH by J. L. COX, Y. CONNOR and R. E. KENDELL. British Journal of Psychiatry 140 (1982): 11-17 SAGE Publications, Inc.1984DOI: 10.1177/136346158402100108 F. Engelsmann This transcultural study of psychiatric disorders associated with childbearing involved representative samples and stringent methodology designed to identify risk factors and populations at risk to help in the prevention of postnatal depression. The authors compared postnatal depression in 183 Ugandan and 105 Scottish women. The latter attended antenatal clinics in the Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion in Edinburgh where all were personally interviewed on four occasions. The Standardized Psychiatric Interview (SPI) of Goldberg et al was administered twice during pregnancy and twice during puerperium. The SPI included ten 5-point scales which rated the severity of neurotic symptoms in the 7 days preceding the interview and 12 observer ratings of the woman's mental state. The SPI thus offered a base for psychiatric diagnosis. The Ugandan women were interviewed on their first visit to a rural antenatal clinic and again 6 to 15 weeks after childbirth. The Luganda modification of
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