Literature Review On Postpartum Depression

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For this literature review the following are some of the resources that were used to obtain the sough out information: The American Journal for Clinical Medicine and Depression Research and Treatment journal. This research handled the topic of postpartum depression or depression in women after giving birth. The key words used were the following: postpartum, depression, breastfeeding, effects of postpartum depression. 10 journal articles were found as a result of that method. The following is a summary of what was within some of those articles. Depression is a psychological disorder characterized by feelings of persistent sadness, hopelessness, and suicidal tendencies.1,2 There are several types of depression ranging from seasonal depression to postpartum depression (PPD), after birth depression.2 The term “postpartum depression” contains a number of different mood disorders that vary in their nature.3 These differences are essential when it comes to the displayed symptoms and applied treatment.3 PPD affects 10% to 15% of recent mothers. In some parts these percentages could rise up to 35%.3 However, most of the cases remain undiagnosed due to a number of factors such as the social perspective which labels these new mothers by forming a stigmatized outlook.3 The disorders which fall under PPD include “The Baby Blues” and “Postpartum Psychosis” (PPP).3 The former is the most common type affecting 50% to 80% of PPD cases.3 It is usually resolved within two weeks of its

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