Prevalence of depression is higher in pregnant women today
In the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children examining the prevalence of prenatal depression among two generations of pregnant mothers, 25% of the current generation of mothers included in the study, whose pregnancies occurred between 2012 and 2016 suffered high levels of depressive symptoms vs only 17% in the generation of their mothers in the study, whose pregnancies occurred between 1990 and 1992. These findings are published July 13, 2018 in JAMA Network Open.
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