The British Journal of Psychiatry
Psychiatric morbidity and pregnancy: a controlled study of 263 semi-rural Ugandan women.
J L Cox


Two hundred and sixty three pregnant Ugandan women and 89 non-pregnant, non-puerperal women were interviewed using a semi-structured psychiatric questionnaire. Comparison of psychiatric morbidity between the control group and matched pregnant women showed an increased frequency of psychiatric morbidity in pregnant women. Separated pregnant women were particularly at risk. No association was found between antenatal psychiatric morbidity and age, gravidity, number of co-wives or the duration of the pregnancy.