Rogers, Melanie (2010) Maintaining vigilance for postnatal depression. Independent Nurse. ISSN 1747-9800Metadata only available from this repository.
Postnatal depression (PND) is a common mental health disorder affecting around one in 10 women. A 2001 Cochrane review found that most PND studies were citing the same statistic and that this has remained consistent over a 30-year period.
It is interesting to note that there is not a separate diagnostic criterion for the symptoms in either the ICD-10 or DSM-IV criteria, except to differentiate PND from depression by timing, i.e. it is postnatal.
This means that when assessing women for PND, we should look for the common signs and symptoms of depression and offer treatment according to severity.
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RT Nursing|
|Schools:||School of Human and Health Sciences|
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Health and Social Care Research
|Depositing User:||Cherry Edmunds|
|Date Deposited:||31 Aug 2011 09:32|
|Last Modified:||31 Aug 2011 09:32|
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