Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research

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Indian Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research (IJOGR) open access, peer-reviewed quarterly journal publishing since 2014 and is published under auspices of the Innovative Education and Scientific Research Foundation (IESRF), aim to uplift researchers, scholars, academicians, and professionals in all academic and scientific disciplines. IESRF is dedicated to the transfer of technology and research by publishing scientific more...

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Sendhil Coumary A*, P Vimalanathane, Lavanya Raman, Lopamudra B John, Syed Habeebullah

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Perinatal depression – An update

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Author Details : Sendhil Coumary A*, P Vimalanathane, Lavanya Raman, Lopamudra B John, Syed Habeebullah

Volume : 8, Issue : 2, Year : 2021

Article Page : 142-145

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Motherhood is challenging both physically and emotionally. Depression and anxiety are common women. Perinatal depression is a major depressive episode happening during or after the pregnancy. It is very often ignored leading to a negative impact on the quality of life of the woman, child and the partner. Obstetricians need to be alert and be aware of the associated risk factors and how to screen for perinatal depression. or untreated perinatal depression can lead to devastating complications both in the mother and the child. Cognitive therapy and medications are to be prescribed considering the risks to the mother and the unborn child.

Keywords: Depression, Perinatal, Bonding, Child abuse, Cognitive behavioral therapy.

How to cite : Sendhil Coumary A, Vimalanathane P , Raman L , John L B , Habeebullah S , Perinatal depression – An update. Indian J Obstet Gynecol Res 2021;8(2):142-145

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