A comparative study to assess the prevalence of depression a
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Among the women, during the time of pregnancy and childbirth, the most common psychiatric morbidity seen is post-natal depression. A recent study states that the prevalence of post-natal depression was more among women who underwent cesarean section delivery compared to those who underwent normal delivery.

A comparative study was conducted, 40 subjects were recruited and divided into each of the two groups (Normal delivery and cesarean delivery).

The prevalence of postnatal depression was measured by Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS).

--In the normal delivery group, 27.5% of subjects had postnatal depression and in the cesarean group, 55% of subjects had postnatal depression.

--The p-value was found to be significant for post-natal depression between both the groups.

In the present study, it was concluded that post-natal depression was more among the subjects who underwent cesarean section when compared to those who underwent normal delivery.

Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research
Source: https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijogr.2021.020
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