Postpartum depression and related factors: A 4.5 months study

lashgaripour, kobra (2011) Postpartum depression and related factors: A 4.5 months study. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 13 (52). pp. 12-404.

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One of the mental disorders in pregnancy and postpartum period is postpartum depression which can be aharm to safety and health of mother and infant. With regard to this matter the study was conducted to investigate the prevalence of postpartum depression and related factors. Materials and Methods: This descriptive-analytical study was conducted atgynecology and obstetrics department of Imam Ali Hospital in Zahedan city, Southeast of Iran. Participants were 300 women selected randomly and were evaluated four times (immediately after delivery, 4 weeks after the first assessment, 6 weeks after the second assessment and 8 weeks after the third assessment) with Beck Depression Inventory and demographic questionnaire. Mothers under treatment for psychiatric problem, mothers whose newborns had serious health problem, those with BDI score of less than 14, and mothers who did have a phone number for follow up were excluded from the study. The data was analyzed using SPSS software. Results: 33.7 of subjects were depressed and there was a significant relationship found between motherâ��s age, type of delivery, infantâ��s gender, motherâ�� education, history of previous depression, or use of psychotropic medications (P<0.05). Conclusion: Postpartum depression is relatively frequent. Modification of any of the factors involved in this disorder,can be useful in decreasing the incidence of the illness. Â

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2017 18:48
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