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Publication Date: 
03/1990
Page Count: 
9
Starting Page: 
219
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Abstract: 

Research is presented based upon perceptual defence theory relating to the possibility of detecting the risk of postpartum depression in pregnant women. The authors develop a tachystoscopic method and report on a study using the method on a sample of 43 French Canadian women. The method involves testing identification and reaction times to photographic stimuli related to perinatal issues.

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Hélène David, D.Ps.

University of Montreal, Canada,

Francois Borgeat, M.D., M.Sc.

University of Montreal, Canada

Jean-Francois Saucier, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Montreal, Canada

Hélène David, D.Ps., Francois Borgeat, M.D., M.Sc., and Jean-Francois Saucier, M.D., Ph.D., all teach and carry out research at the University of Montreal. Address correspondence to Dr. Hélène David, Department of Psychology, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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