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Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health
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Review Article

Psychiatric Disorders during Pregnancy and Postpartum

Pallavi Sharma1, Nilanchali Singh1*, Anjali Tempe1 and Mahima Malhotra2

1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maulana Azad Medical College, India

2Department of Psychiatry, Maulana Azad Medical College and GB Pant Hospital, India

Corresponding Author:
Nilanchali Singh
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maulana Azad Medical College, India
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Received date: March 08, 2017; Accepted date: April 26, 2017; Published date: April 30, 2017

Citation: Sharma P, Singh N, Tempe A, Malhotra M (2017) Psychiatric Disorders during Pregnancy and Postpartum. J Preg Child Health 4:317. doi:10.4172/2376-127X.1000317

Copyright: © 2017 Sharma P, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Pregnancy is the most beautiful and memorable time in a woman’s life. Apart from medical and obstetrical challenges it involves a of lot emotional, psychological and social aspects too. Although women having medical and obstetrical disorders commonly seek treatment, psychological problems are often not addressed. A female may continue to live in a state of emotional turmoil and may attribute these changes to the hormonal changes in the body due to pregnancy. Psychiatric disorders which remain untreated can disrupt the social life and can have undesirable effects on fetal and neonatal development, so it becomes important to identify women at risk for developing psychiatric disorders during pregnancy and postpartum and initiate timely management. Although the American College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology recommended strongly considering screening pregnant women for depression in 2006, it is not done as a routine. Recently we came across two interesting cases of ante partum and post-partum mental disorders. Which led us to write a review article on Psychiatric disorders in pregnancy? Let’s review the two cases in brief.

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