Those scoring >8/9 on self reporting questionnaire (SRQ) and >12 on Edinburgh postnatal depression
scale (EPDS) were included in depressed group whereas those scoring <8/9 on SRQ and 8/9 on self reporting questionnaire (SRQ) were administered edinburgh postnatal depression
scale (EPDS) for conformation of depression and only those scoring above 12 on EPDS were included in depressed study group.
The Table 2, depicts that the summary of statistical outcome of knowledge on postnatal depression
after administration of STP, i.
This article focuses on the critical appraisal of research on Postnatal Blues and Postnatal Depression
in Pakistan from 1988-2015.
is clearly linked to poorer parenting behaviors, based on the results of 33 studies.
At a time where cuts are being made across services we want to emphasise the importance of investing in breastfeeding as enabling more mothers to breastfeed without diffi-culty may both improve breastfeeding rates and lower rates of postnatal depression
, which translates into saving money long-term for the NHS.
A meta-analysis reported postnatal depression
in about 10 per cent of fathers after birth (Paulson and Bazemore, 2010).
Conclusions: This study found a high prevalence of postnatal depression
in women in rural Karnataka.
Some researchers have suggested that there is no reason for women at risk of postnatal depression
to be managed differently with regard to mode of delivery8.
Critique: A seminal work on a heretofore largely neglected but critically important subject, "Sad Dad: An Exploration of Postnatal Depression
in Fathers" is very highly recommended reading, especially for anyone having to deal professionally or personally with fatherhood based depression.
For more information about postnatal depression
you can visit pandasfoundation.
Perinatal Mental Health: The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression
Scale (EPDS) Manual, 2nd Edition
Her mother was previously admitted to the Psychiatric Hospital for postnatal depression