Abused Latinas Have Higher Risk of Postpartum Depression

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It is not news to those who pay attention to perinatal mood and anxiety disorders that women who were or are abused have a higher risk of getting postpartum depression. However, I do think the new widely-reported study on abused Latinas having a five-fold higher risk of PPD merits a mention because … 5 TIMES HIGHER! Clearly, domestic violence prevention could have a positive impact on the number of women who suffer.

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About Katherine Stone

is the creator of this blog, and the founder and executive director of Postpartum Progress. She has been named a WebMD Health Hero, one of the fiercest women in America by More magazine, and one of the 15 most influential patient advocates to follow. She is a survivor of postpartum OCD.

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  1. This is actually the fifth time i read your site, excellent post as always! Best Regards, Pedro