Post-partum depression is one of the most severe types of depression and can be developed at any age, no matter of cultural of social status. Objectives. To determine the factors associated with the psychological impact of pregnancy and to emphasize the psychological and psychiatric risks after giving birth for a woman. Materials and Methods. The study enrolled 35 patients diagnosed with postpartum depression that have been hospitalized in a tertiary-care center for psychiatric disorders between 2016 and 2020. Data were collected from patients’ observation charts. Results. The incidence of postpartum depression is higher in the age range 30-45 years old for primiparous women who are from urban areas, unemployed and not integrated in a family (unbalanced families or single parents), with medium level of education (high school) and alcohol addiction. One of 35 patients committed infanticide. Conclusions. Even if the postpartum depression is known worldwide it is still underdiagnosed, with certain factors concurring to that. Postpartum depression requires the identification of risk conditions in pregnant women and individualized therapy in a patient-centered, holistic manner.
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Iancu, Andra; Pietrosel, Valeria-Anca; Salmen, Teodor; Bica, Cristina Ioana; Păunică, Ioana; Andronache, Liliana Florina; Gherghiceanu, Florentina; and Curis, Cecilia
"Postpartum depression; associated factors and underdiagnosis,"
Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences: Vol. 10:
1, Article 14.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/jmms/vol10/iss1/14