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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49-51

Maternal mental health and role of nurse

Department of Mental Health Nursing, College of Nursing, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sandhya Gupta
Department of Mental Health Nursing, College of Nursing, AIIMS, New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IOPN.IOPN_16_19

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One in five women suffers from depression, anxiety, or both while pregnant or after giving birth, negatively impacting the mother and the child. Despite this high prevalence of mental health issues, few women receive treatment. Health workers working with pregnant and lactating women need to better understand this issue and to explore innovative, practical solutions for delivering mental healthcare to mothers and expectant mothers in need. They include prenatal and postpartum depression and/or anxiety. Conclusion: Overall, psychosocial and psychological interventions are effective treatments for postpartum depression. All interventions have to be face to face and provided by a health professional.

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