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Risk Factors Associated with Perinatal Depression 


There are identifiable risk factors commonly associated with perinatal depression. These risk factors, or combinations of risk factors, serve as predictors of who may be at risk of depression. Even in the absence of these risk factors, administration of a screening instrument, such as the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS), is encouraged.

Significant Predictors for Perinatal Depression

Other Predictors for Perinatal Depression