Clinical Depression

ISSN: 2572-0791

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Tiffany Field

Miller School of Medicine, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara

  • Review Article
    Postpartum Depression Effects, Risk Factors and Interventions: A Review
    Author(s): Tiffany FieldTiffany Field

    This review involved a literature search on postpartum depression effects, risk factors and interventions on Pubmed and PsycInfo. Empirical studies, systematic reviews and meta-analyses published in the years 2014-2016 are briefly summarized here. The approximate 10 - 20% postpartum depression prevalence rate and the effects on the mother such as altered connectivity in brain regions, effects on the father (17% depressed) and on the social, behavioural and cognitive problems of the offspring have led to screening mandates that have been effective. In this recent literature, risk factors for postpartum depression have included socio-demographic factors such as low income and social support, being an immigrant, and experiencing a deployment during delivery. Mothers’ early childhood experiences including disorganized attachment, maltreatment and childhood sexual abuse are also risk.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2572-0791.1000122

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