Nonsupport scale, and after that Edinburgh Postnatal Depression
Scale was administered.
Doctor Mikhail also points out that paternal postnatal depression
is significantly more prevalent when the mother is also depressed.
Participants were recruited from two major public maternity hospitals in suburban Melbourne as part of the Victorian component of the beyondblue National Postnatal Depression
Dr Daley said women suffering postnatal depression
had problems bonding with their babies and the illness had a "massive impact" on the child and the wider family.
A controlled study of the onset, duration and prevalence of postnatal depression
. Br J Psychiatry 1993; 163:27-31.
Of the participants who did identify a problem, they were significantly more likely to diagnose postnatal depression
in the female case study than the male case study.
The couple were left helpless when Michelle suffered from severe postnatal depression
after the birth of her son, Ethan.
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
The diagnosis of Postnatal depression
(PND) is given to women who present with a range of symptoms including sadness, fatigue and feeling unable to look after their babies and it affects approximately 14.5% of mothers in developed countries (Scope, 2012), although it is thought that the problem may be underreported (4Children, 2011).
Spotting the Signs of Postnatal Depression
FOR many women, the birth of a baby is one of the happiest periods in life but this is not always the case.
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