Importance Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs in about 8% of pregnant women. Stressful conditions, including PTSD, are inconsistently linked to preterm birth. Psychotropic treatment has been frequently associated with preterm birth.

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Abstract: Objective: To examine the psychometric properties of two brief screening questionnaires for common mental disorders in general practices in areas speaking the three main Nigerian languages.Method: Consecutives attendees of selected general practices in Ibadan, Enugu and Kaduna were screened with the GHQ 12 and K6. We selected all cases and 50% of non cases for second stage interview with the Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI).

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