postpartum depression

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postpartum depression

[‚pōs¦pärd·əm di′presh·ən]
(psychology)
Any acute depression occurring within approximately 3 months following childbirth.
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Postnatal depression is a depressive illness which affects between 10 to 15 in every 100 women having a baby.
The Birmingham university team points out that current UK clinical guidance recommends psychological therapy and antidepressants for postnatal depression.
The authors wrote: "UK clinical guidance recommends psychological therapy and antidepressants for postnatal depression.
Recent epidemiological studies have reported high rates of postnatal depression (PND) in developing countries7,8, at least 15% to 35% of mothers experiencing a marked depressive illness in the months following childbirth.
The couple were left helpless when Michelle suffered from severe postnatal depression after the birth of her son, Ethan.
Interest in the domain of postnatal disorders is recent in Pakistan but the focus is mainly on postnatal Blues and Postnatal Depression with the exception of postnatal psychosis for its rare prevalence and diminutive documentation to the clinicians.
Current evidence on postnatal depression and parentingincluding preliminary data on the role of the hormone oxytocinis reviewed in the January/February issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry.
It found that although shorter breastfeeding duration increased the risk of postnatal depression, it was actually the reason for stopping that predicted a higher postnatal depression score.
Postnatal depression is the bread and butter of health visiting, but when it comes to easy-to-use standardised resources for depression following birth in mothers and fathers, there is a huge gap.