Postpartum affective disorders: incidence and treatment.

D. N. Ugarriza

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1. Postpartum depression is a culture-bound syndrome found in Western societies. The lack of supportive rites and rituals for postpartum women shape depressive symptoms. 2. Postpartum depression is a term used for three distinct syndromes: postpartum "blues," postpartum psychosis, and postpartum depression. 3. Treatment issues surrounding each postpartum affective disorder are different and require education and support of family members as well as postpartum women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-32
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Phychiatric Mental Health


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