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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Treatment for postpartum depression or anxiety can include medication (typically with SSRIs), therapy, a visit to the patient's ob.
Symptoms of postpartum depression were assessed with the HDRS at baseline and then at the end of weeks one, three, and six.
The investigators included 32 studies where they were able to look specifically at this question of what happens to women who are identified as having either antenatal depression or postpartum depression.
Some studies have shown that this instrument has been indicated as an alternative to screen for cases of postpartum depression until three months after the infant's birth, with accuracy similar to that of the Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale--EPDS (Santos et al.
From the previous literature, what do different focuses on postpartum depression and the 'baby blues' tell us about women's experiences with these conditions?
Numerous studies have addressed the significance of various biological and non-biological factors in the etiology of postpartum depression.
Kleiman, a social worker who runs a treatment and training facility for prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety disorders, and Raskin, a psychiatrist, describe the physiological, psychological, and environmental factors involved in postpartum depression and ways to overcome it.
The psychologist estimated that 10,000 women suffer yearly from postpartum depression and that only a very small number seek professional help.
Postpartum depression affects nearly 13% of new mothers and primarily occurs within the first 3 months after childbirth.
Provides treatment services for women who are suffering from postpartum depression, including medication and short-term individual or group psychotherapy.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Expectant women with prenatally diagnosed fear of childbirth are at an increased risk of postpartum depression, according to a study of over 500,000 mothers in Finland.