PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What increases the risk of depression in pregnancy?

ANSWER

  • Having a history of depression or PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder, a severe type of PMS)
  • Age at time of pregnancy; the younger you are, the higher the risk.
  • Living alone or having limited familial support
  • Limited social support
  • Marital conflict or domestic violence
  • Uncertainty about the pregnancy

SOURCE: 

 

American Pregnancy Association.

 

“Recommendations for Screening Depression in Adults.” , January 26, 2016. The Journal of the American Medical Association

Reefhuis, , 2015. J. BMJ

 

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on April 11, 2018

SOURCE: 

 

American Pregnancy Association.

 

“Recommendations for Screening Depression in Adults.” , January 26, 2016. The Journal of the American Medical Association

Reefhuis, , 2015. J. BMJ

 

 

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on April 11, 2018

NEXT QUESTION:

What are the effects of depression and pregnancy?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

"ALEXA, ASK WEBMD"

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.