Postnatal depression: a review of current literature

Williamson, Victoria and McCutcheon, Helen (2004) Postnatal depression: a review of current literature. Australian Midwifery, 17 4: 11-16. doi:10.1016/S1448-8272(04)80030-0

Author Williamson, Victoria
McCutcheon, Helen
Title Postnatal depression: a review of current literature
Journal name Australian Midwifery
ISSN 1448-8272
Publication date 2004-11
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S1448-8272(04)80030-0
Volume 17
Issue 4
Start page 11
End page 16
Total pages 6
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract The print and other forms of media offer significant amounts of information to women about pregnancy, parenthood and the birth process, but much less information exists about postnatal depression and how to cope with the frequently painful realities involved in childbirth and parenting — especially when debilitated by postnatal depression (PND). Even less information exists about such women's reactions to interventions by health professionals, which is the subject of my Ph.D study in progress. This article reviews current literature about the clinical presentation of postnatal depression, the three major types of mood disorders following childbirth, the risk factors for postnatal depression, detection and treatment of postnatal depression and the need for further research on treatment outcomes for women with PND.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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