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A Psychosocial Approach to Postpartum Depression

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - Rates of postpartum depression (PPD) in the United States have been estimated to be between 6% and 9% across African American, Hispanic and white female populations (Yonkers et al., 2001). Suicide risk for the mother in the first postnatal year is increased 70-fold (Appleby et al., 1998). In a review of maternal mortality in Sweden, suicide was found to be the leading cause of postpartum maternal death after malignancy (Hogberg et al., 1994). Despite increased awareness of… Continue

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