Title

The prediction of antenatal and postnatal depression in a sample of Western Australian women

Date of Award

1-1-2007

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Doctor of Psychology

Faculty

Faculty of Computing, Health and Science

Abstract

In Australia, the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS; Cox, Holden & Sagovsky, 1987) has been increasingly used to screen for antenatal depression prior to its evaluation on a sample of Australian pregnant women. Also, the identification of predictors associated with antenatal depression has been neglected relative to the research focus on postpartum depression. An aim of the study was to evaluate the antenatal screening properties of the EPDS against diagnoses of major depression with the Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI; Sheehan et al., 1998).

http://library.ecu.edu.au/record=b1640923

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