Postnatal Sense of Security, Anxiety and Risk for Postnatal Depression

Posted on

Approximately 10%-15% of mothers and 10% of fathers suffer from depressive symptoms during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Both maternal and paternal postnatal depression impact adversely on the family and the child’s behavioural development. Both maternal and paternal postnatal depression may impact adversely on outcomes for the child, for example psychiatric disorders and the child’s behavioural development. Infant temperament may be negatively affected and the child’s biological response to stress may also be compromised. It has been demonstrated that states of anxiety and depression are closely related and that more research is needed.

Read more at http://www.scitechnol.com/womens-health-issues-care.php

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s