Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Army wives - depression and deployment

Army wives whose husbands are deployed while they are pregnant, or shortly after they have given birth, are more likely to become depressed. Researchers from the Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington studied 3,956 women who were screened for depression when they first visited an obstetrician, at 28 weeks and at six weeks after birth. Women whose husbands were deployed during pregnancy were three times as likely to be depressed as other women and women whose husbands were deployed shortly after they had given birth were twice as likely to be depressed.

You can find out more about this research by clicking on the title of this post.

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