Objective: We attempted to identify risk factors for postpartum depression (PPD) by evaluating individuals in terms of their birth patterns, as well as other characteristics, including income level, smoking habits, number of children, age, and history of antidepressants. Methods and results: Participants completed a questionnaire consisting of three sections: demographic characteristics, delivery characteristics, and Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale. Participants with a depression medical history had a higher depression level during the postpartum. There were significant correlations between postpartum depression, the husband’s working status, the desire fo r the pregnancy, and the patient’s depression medical history. PPD levels did not differ for other birth-related variables. Conclusions: It is important to use appropriate screening tools to identify mothers with PPD in the community. It is also important to instruct mothers about how to care for both their babies and themselves. For this reason, the mother should be monitored for the first six months postpartum, and social - familial support should also be monitored.
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Uzun, Navdar Dogus; Tekin, Mustafa; and Uzun, Fulya
"A comprehensive analysis of postpartum depression and delivery characteristics: a cross-sectional study,"
Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences: Vol. 8
, Article 13.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/jmms/vol8/iss1/13