Mind matters: Developing skills and knowledge in postnatal depression

Gemma Grier, Sadie Geraghty

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Abstract

Depression is a condition that affects millions of people worldwide and is the highest cause of disease burden for women. Postnatal depression affects up to 25% of all childbearing women; however, its prevalence is often under-detected and under-diagnosed. Early screening and early intervention are integral in the prevention of postnatal depression. Preventive interventions focus on the efficacy of omega-3 supplements, physical activity and placentophagy practices. However, there is promising evidence regarding the efficacy of antidepressant therapy, increased social support, and technological-based psychological interventions in the prevention of postnatal depression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-114
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Midwifery
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes

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