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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10087/1937

Title: Beckうつ病尺度によるマタニティ・ブルーの調査
Other Titles: A Study of Maternity Blues Using the Beck Depression Inventory
Authors: 高橋, 滋
椎原, 康史
今関, 節子
山田, 貞一
Keywords: Maternity Blues
Beck Depression Inventory
Puerperium
Issue Date: 31-Mar-1989
Publisher: 群馬大学医療技術短期大学部
Citation: 群馬大学医療技術短期大学部紀要. 9, 111-118 (1989)
Abstract: Maternity blues is a transient mild depressive state in the early puerperium. In the present study, we investigated the occurrence and features of the maternity blues on the 6th and 7th days after delivery, using the Beck depression Inventory. The subjects were 180 women. Their most common symptoms were physical, such as weight loss, fatigability, sleep disturbance and loss of libido. Using a total score of 10 as a cut-off point, 41 women (22.8%) were depressed. This incidence is higher than it is in endogenous postartum depression. And in this depressed group, the psychological symptoms, such as sense of failure, self accusations and irritability frequently occurred in addition to the physical ones. Further analysis by principal component analysis (quantification type 3) revealed that the symptoms specific to endogenous depression were different from those of the maternity blues, such as crying spells and depressed moods. However, crying spells, the core symptom of the maternity blues, were more closely related to the physical symptoms. The presence of obstetric disorder were not related to other depressive complaints.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10087/1937
ISSN: 0389-7540
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