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BPJ SE November 2010

Best Practice Journal

Purpose and introduction

The purpose of this journal is to examine the assessment and management of depression in women during the antenatal and postnatal periods. It is the second of three follow-up publications which supplement the Best Practice Journal, Special Edition: “Adult Depression”, published in June 2009. View Article

Postnatal depression

Depressive symptoms in the postnatal period represent a range of clinical conditions of varying severity from simple “baby blues” to postnatal depression (which may range from mild to severe), bipolar disorder and postpartum psychosis View Article

Antenatal depression

Unrecognised or untreated depression during pregnancy poses considerable risk to both the mother and the developing foetus. View Article

References

References for Depression in the antenatal and postnatal periods View Article

Appendices

Appendices for Depression in the antenatal and postnatal periods View Article