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This study demonstrated that women with perinatal depression are not a homogeneous group and that they may be divided into 3 different clusters based on personality configuration: 2 clinical clusters (cluster 1: psychasthenic type and cluster 3: dysphoric type) and a seemingly normal one (cluster 2).
(i) Cluster 1 (2-7 code type), labeled "the psychasthenic type" describes characteristic depressive profiles associated with elements of anxiety, inhibition, and phobic or obsessive components.
These feelings become the basis for recurring concerns (particularly about the mental and physical health of the child) which could eventually lead to slipping into depressive conditions characterized by specific psychasthenic features.