alexa Postpartum Depression in Pakistan: A neglected issue.
Reproductive Medicine

Reproductive Medicine

Clinics in Mother and Child Health

Author(s): Gulamani SS, Shaikh K, Chagani J

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Postpartum depression (PPD) is common among women in Pakistan, with a prevalence rate ranging from 28 percent to 63 percent, placing it among the highest in Asia. PPD has devastating effects on mothers, infants and families. Several factors contribute to the development of PPD in Pakistan, including environmental, cultural and social factors. Pakistani women living in other countries are also at risk. Nurses can play an important role in identifying women at risk and helping them get the necessary treatment.

This article was published in Nurs Womens Health and referenced in Clinics in Mother and Child Health

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