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Postpartum depression (PPD) is common and has serious implications for the mother and her newborn. A possible link between placental corticotropin-releasing hormone (pCRH) and PPD incidence has been discussed, but there is a lack of empirical evidence.


This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Archives of General Psychiatry, volume 66, 2009 following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at DOI: 10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2008.533.


American Medical Association



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