DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION

  • Alison Chang Yen Pin
  • Nyoman Ratep
  • Wayan Westa

Abstract

Postpartum depression is an affective disorder that affects predominantly in women after childbirth. The typical characteristics are feeling miserable, fatigue, weariness, and there are changes in sleeping and eating patterns. History taking from patient and family is the essential part to diagnose the patient, which Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a screening tool frequently used. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) criteria is utilized to establish if the patient is experiencing postnatal depression. Postnatal depression can become a major illness if not treated seriously. There are many treatments available to treat the postpartum depression such as drugs, psychotherapy, and/or alternative therapy. With suitable treatment, it can increase the relationship between mother-child and the quality life of the family.

Keywords: Postpartum depression, affective disorder, psychotherapy

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Author Biographies

Alison Chang Yen Pin

Medical Education Study Program, Faculty of Medicine Udayana University

Nyoman Ratep

Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine Udayana University/ Sanglah Hospital Denpasar

Wayan Westa

Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine Udayana University/ Sanglah Hospital Denpasar

How to Cite
YEN PIN, Alison Chang; RATEP, Nyoman; WESTA, Wayan. DIAGNOSIS AND MANAGEMENT OF POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION. Bali Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, [S.l.], june 2013. Available at: <https://ojs.unud.ac.id/index.php/emu/article/view/8746>. Date accessed: 17 oct. 2021.
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