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Journal of Pregnancy
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 521431, 7 pages
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Clinical Study

No Relationship between Maternal Iron Status and Postpartum Depression in Two Samples in China

1Center for Human Growth and Development, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
2Department of Psychology, Ashkelon Academic College, 78109 Ashkelon, Israel
3Department of Child Health Care, Children’s Hospital Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou 310003, China
4Department of Pediatrics, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing 100034, China
5Women’s and Children’s Health Center, Peking University, Beijing 100034, China
6Department of Clinical Laboratory, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing 100034, China
7Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
8Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA

Received 2 February 2012; Revised 27 April 2012; Accepted 30 April 2012

Academic Editor: Laura Murray-Kolb

Copyright © 2012 Rinat Armony-Sivan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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