Journal article

Childhood sexual abuse: a risk factor for postpartum depression?

A Buist, B Barnett

Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry | Published : 1995


While the link between childhood sexual abuse and adult psychiatric disorder has been documented, such research has not looked at any association with postpartum depression. Admissions to the Mercy Mother-Baby Unit are reviewed with respect to a possible link, with case examples presented. An aetiological model is proposed and clinical implications are highlighted.

University of Melbourne Researchers