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Mental Health Conditions in the Postpartum Period: A Scoping Study
Dalarna University, School of Health and Welfare.
Dalarna University, School of Health and Welfare.
Dalarna University, School of Health and Welfare.
2022 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Background: The association between the postpartum period and mood disturbances has been identified; for the mother, the episode can be the precursor of chronic or recurrent mental health conditions while for the newborn, the event can contribute to emotional, behavioral, cognitive, and interpersonal problems in later life.

Aim/Study Question: To summarize the current literature on postpartum mental health conditions, and study question was: what is the extent, focus, and nature of the literature on mental health conditions during the postpartum period?

Methods: Scoping methodology, guided by Arksey & O’Malley, (2005) and Levac et al., (2010) framework, was used. These databases were searched PubMed, PsycINFO, EMBASE and CINAHL. Primary studies published in English, between 1 January 2016 and 12 February 2022, were included.

Results: Of the 326 identified articles, 25 articles met the inclusion criteria for analysis. Three categories were identified: mental health screening instruments, postpartum mental health conditions and associated factors with postpartum mental health conditions.

Conclusion: Our study identified that the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is the commonly used postpartum mental health screening instrument while postpartum depression and postpartum anxiety were the mostly identified mental health condition during the postpartum period; with family and partner support as critical associated factor.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2022.
Keywords [en]
Postpartum anxiety, Postpartum mental health, Postpartum depression, Postpartum mood disorders, Postpartum period, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
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Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-41801OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-41801DiVA, id: diva2:1679693
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Sexual Reproductive Perinatal Health
Available from: 2022-07-01 Created: 2022-07-01

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