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Postpartum Depression

The Nature Of Postpartum Depression, Epidemiology And Course, Etiology, Prediction, Detection, Impact On Family Life, Parenting, And Child Outcome


There has been considerable clinical and research interest in postpartum depression. This has been largely provoked by the accumulating evidence that postpartum depression is associated with disturbances in child socioemotional development. This evidence has renewed concern about the epidemiology of postnatal depression, its etiology, methods of prediction and detection, and the most appropriate form of management.

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Marriage and Family EncyclopediaPregnancy & Parenthood