Medicine » Mental and Behavioural Disorders and Diseases of the Nervous System

Perinatal Depression

Edited by María Graciela Rojas Castillo, ISBN 978-953-307-826-7, 200 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published January 20, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1282
Edited Volume

This book presents ten chapters that give us important information about epidemiological, biological, clinical and psychological aspects of common mental disorders during pregnancy and in the postnatal period. Some of the issues covered in this book are: detecting postnatal depression using different instruments at the right time, which is very important to avoid the negative effects on the children of depressed mothers; understanding the impact of anxiety and depression during pregnancy and in the postnatal period; biological issues of perinatal anxiety and depression; epidemiological information about perinatal mental health problems among minorities, like immigrant population and underserved rural women. Some information is also provided on postnatal depression in men, which is frequently overlooked.