Title

Mind matters: Developing skills and knowledge in postnatal depression

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

MA Healthcare Ltd

Place of Publication

London, United Kingdom

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

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