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Primiparous women are vulnerable to all kinds of mental illness postpartum

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 07 December 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1213

The arrival of a first child is a major upheaval for both men and women. For women, it also ushers in a period of vulnerability to mental illness. The association between childbirth and depression is well known, but linkage of data from two large …

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