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Perinatal Depression

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.

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Perinatal DepressionEdited by María Graciela Rojas Castillo

Published: January 20th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1282

ISBN: 978-953-307-826-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6706-8

Copyright year: 2012

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31271 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

11 Web of Science Citations

17 Dimensions Citations


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1. Screening and Prevention of Postnatal Depression

By Kari Glavin


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2. Prelude to Parenthood: The Impact of Anxiety and Depression During Pregnancy

By Carol Cornsweet Barber


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3. Perinatal Anxiety and Depression: Associations with Oxytocin and Mother-Infant Interactions

By Rebecca McErlean and Valsamma Eapen


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4. Postnatal Depression: When Reality Does Not Match Expectations

By Carol Kauppi, Phyllis Montgomery, Arshi Shaikh and Tamara White


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5. Employment During Pregnancy Protects Against Postpartum Depression

By Elisabet Vilella, Glòria Albacar, Rocío Martín-Santos, Lluïsa García-Esteve, Roser Guillamat, Julio Sanjuan, Francesca Cañellas, Isolde Gornemann, Yolanda de Diego, Ana Gaviria and Alfonso Gutiérrez-Zotes


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6. Postnatal Depression and Emotion: The Misfortune of Mother-Infant Interactions

By Sandrine Gil, Sylvie Droit-Volet, Virginie Laval and Frédérique Teissèdre


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7. Postpartum Depression and Maternity Blues in Immigrants

By Fragiskos Gonidakis


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8. Perinatal Depression in Minority and Underserved Rural Women

By Guo Wei, Frankie D. Powell, Veronica K. Freeman and Leonard D. Holmes


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9. Postpartum Depression in Men

By Sarah J. Breese McCoy


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10. Risk Factors of Postnatal Depression Among Immigrants in Norway

By Soen Eng Yap and Babill Stray-Pedersen


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