Title

Mind matters: Developing skills and knowledge in postnatal depression

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

MA Healthcare Ltd

Place of Publication

London, United Kingdom

Faculty

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School

School of Medical and Health Sciences

RAS ID

19105

Comments

Originally published as: Grier, G., & Geraghty, S. (2015). Mind matters: Developing skills and knowledge in postnatal depression. British Journal of Midwifery, 23(2), 110-114. Original article available here

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.

DOI

10.12968/bjom.2015.23.2.110