Mental Health Within 24 Months After Delivery Among Women with Common Pregnancy Conditions.

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MRHRC, rural, population health, women's health, pregnancy, depression, mental health, postpartum

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Journal of women's health


The aim of this longitudinal population-base study is to estimate the risk of a new mental health diagnosis within the first 24 months postpartum among women with common pregnancy conditions, overall and by rurality, using data from the Maine Health Data Organization's (MHDO's) All Payer Claims data.

The authors conclude that while rural-urban findings were similar, the results indicate that interventions are warranted to prevent, screen, and treat mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, bipolor disorder, and PTSD, among women with preganancy complications for an extended time postpartum.


Preliminary findings of this article were presented at the Costas T. Lambrew Research Retreat in Portland, ME, USA, on May 4, 2022, and the annual meeting of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research in Chicago, IL, USA, on June 14, 2022.

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Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health

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