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Puerperal Depression (aka Post Natal Depression)

Puerperal Depression (PD) is a severe from of depression or elation occurring in the first few weeks after the baby is born. The term `puerperal' refers to the six week period immediately following childbirth.

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Puerperal Depression ( Postpartum- Post Natal Depression ) 
  PsychNet-UK Puerperal Depression Information Sheet - Description, Causation, Treatment, Associated Features, Differential Diagnosis etc. In order to view the video you must have java script enabled in your browser!
  Association for Post Natal Illness - UK  - Provides support to mothers suffering from post-natal  illness, increases public awareness of the illness, and encourages research into its cause and nature. 3/5
  Postnatal Depression and Puerperal Psychosis - The World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts that depression will be the second greatest cause of premature death and disability worldwide by the year 2020.1 The suffering caused by depression is profound yet often underestimated. It can affect every aspect of a person's being: their feelings, thoughts and functioning. Postnatal depression is particularly important because it is so common and because it occurs at such a critical time in the lives of the mother, her baby and her family. 3/5
  Postpartum Depression - From Psycom Net.  4/5
Puerperal Depression - A study of predictive factors - Recently, Nillson and others' in Sweden carried out an investigation in which
they asked puerperal mothers about various symptoms connected with puerperal illness. They found that 25 per cent had six symptoms or more. There was a significant correlation between the frequency of symptoms and postpartum gynaecological aberrations.. Not Rated
  Postpartum Depression - During the postpartum period, up to 85% of women experience some type of mood disturbance.Postpartum psychiatric illness was initially conceptualized as a group of disorders specifically linked to pregnancy and childbirth and thus was considered diagnostically distinct from other types of psychiatric illness. More recent evidence suggests that postpartum psychiatric illness is virtually indistinguishable from psychiatric disorders that occur at other times during a woman's life - An Article by Saju Joy, MD. Not Rated
 
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Google Scholarly Articles on Puerperal Depression - Click Here Puerperal Depression (PD) is a severe from of depression or elation occurring in the first few weeks after the baby is born. The term `puerperal' refers to the six week period immediately following childbirth.
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Recommended Books    
Post Natal Depression: Psychology, Science and the Transition to Motherhood
Postnatal Depression
Depression after Childbirth: How to Recognize, Treat, and Prevent Postnatal Depression

Post Natal Depression: Psychology, Science and the Transition to Motherhood

Treating Postnatal Depression: A Psychological Approach
for Health Care Practitioners (Paperback)

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