Postnatal Depression

Postnatal depression (also called postpartum depression and referred by the acronym PPD or PND) is a form of clinical depression which can affect women, and less frequently men, after childbirth. Studies report prevalence rates among women from 5% to 25%, but methodological differences among the studies make the actual prevalence rate unclear.


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- Postnatal depression can be prevented - 9.1
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Postnatal Depression articles

Babies born to anxious depressed women sleep poorly
Babies are more likely to have night wakings at both 6 months and 12 months of age if they are born to women who suffered from anxiety or depression prior to the pregnancy.

First time mothers at a risk of psychosis after childbirth
A study of risk factors associated with psychotic illness after childbirth, published this week in the open-access journal PLoS Medicine, shows that first-time mothers are at the greatest risk of developing psychosis in the month following the birth of their child ? even if they have never been treated in hospital for mental illness in the past.

Postnatal depression can be prevented
Health visitors can be trained to identify women with postnatal depression and offer effective treatment, while telephone peer support (mother to mother) may halve the risk of developing postnatal depression, suggests research published on bmj.com.

Male births increase postnatal depression
Giving birth to a boy can lead to higher levels of severe post-natal depression (PND) and reduced quality of life than having a girl, according to research published in the February issue of Journal of Clinical Nursing.

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About Postnatal Depression -- Postnatal depression (also called postpartum depression and referred by the acronym PPD or PND) is a form of clinical depression which can affect women, and less frequently men, after childbirth. Studies report prevalence rates among women from 5% to 25%, but methodological differences among the studies make the actual prevalence rate unclear.



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