About the study: In this systematic review and meta-analysis comprising 26 studies from five continents involving more than 100,000 women, the risk of developing postpartum depression was almost twice as high in mothers with a family history of psychiatric disorders than in mothers no family history.
Authors: Mette-Marie Zacher Kjeldsen, M.Sc., of Aarhus University in Aarhus, Denmark, is the corresponding author.
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