The goal of this study was to verify if there is a significant difference in the rate of postpartum depression among patients with epilepsy and healthy controls. 55 pregnant women with epilepsy and an equal number of pregnant women without epilepsy were assessed with the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), a clinical interview to screen postpartum depression (PPD), and a socio-demographic questionnaire. We found a statistically significant higher rate of PPD in patients with epilepsy compared with controls (p < 0.05). Women at higher PPD risk can be identified earlier and treated as soon as possible to control this pathology and improve their quality of life.
|Titolo:||Epilessia e depressione postpartum: 55 pazienti con epilessia vs 55 controlli sani|
|Parole Chiave:||Edinburgh postnatal depression scale; Epilepsy; Postpartum depression; Pregnancy|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/26 - Neurologia|
Settore MED/40 - Ginecologia e Ostetricia
Settore MED/39 - Neuropsichiatria Infantile
|Data di pubblicazione:||dic-2006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|