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Title: Hair cortisol levels, psychological stress and psychopathological symptoms as predictors of postpartum depression.
Authors: Caparros-Gonzalez, Rafael A
Romero-Gonzalez, Borja
Strivens-Vilchez, Helen
Gonzalez-Perez, Raquel
Martinez-Augustin, Olga
Peralta-Ramirez, Maria Isabel
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Adult
Depression, Postpartum
Hypothalamo-Hypophyseal System
Pituitary-Adrenal System
Postpartum Period
Pregnancy Complications
Pregnant Women
Stress, Psychological
Issue Date: 28-Aug-2017
Abstract: Postpartum depression affects a huge number of women and has detrimental consequences. Knowing the factors associated with postpartum depression during pregnancy can help its prevention. Although there is evidence surrounding behavioral or psychological predictors of postpartum depression, there is a lack of evidence of biological forecasters. The aim of this study was to analyze the sociodemographic, obstetric, and psychological variables along with hair cortisol levels during the first, second, and third trimesters of pregnancy that could predict postpartum depression symptoms. A sample of 44 pregnant women was assessed during 3 trimesters of pregnancy and the postpartum period using psychological questionnaires and hair cortisol levels. Participants were divided into 2 groups: a group with postpartum depression symptoms and a group with no postpartum depression symptoms. Results showed significant positive differences between groups in the first trimester regarding the Somatization subscale of the SCL-90-R (p
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0182817
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