Postpartum Depression In , Andrea Yates, a Texas mother, was accused of drowning her five children, aged seven, five, three, two, and six months in her bathtub. The idea of a mother drowning all of her children puzzled the nation. Her attorney argued that it was Andrea Yates' untreated postpartum depression, which evolved into postpartum psychosis that caused her horrific actions 1. He also argued that Andrea Yates suffered from postpartum depression after the birth of her fourth. A public dialogue was opened and the issue of postpartum depression saw a significant shift in awareness.
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Depression During and After Pregnancy
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Depression is a potentially life-threatening condition with a substantial impact on quality of life. The impact of depression in postpartum women is at least as great as that for depression in other populations. Postpartum depression is defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision hereafter, DSM-IV-TR as a major depressive disorder according to the diagnostic criteria listed in Table 1, with a secondary criterion of onset of symptoms within 4 weeks of delivery. There is high-quality evidence for effective treatment of patients who meet criteria for major depression in other settings; evidence is inconsistent for postpartum depression. The most recent United States-based synthesis of the evidence, performed for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality AHRQ in , 3,4 estimated that the prevalence of major depression alone during the first postpartum year is 1.