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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Screening for Postnatal Depression in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Coastal Karnataka

Dr. Ankita, Dr. Nagarrathna G, Dr. Abhilash

Abstract: Post partum depression is a term used to describe a heterogeneous group of depressive disorders specific to the postpartum period.Onset is usually within 6 weeks after childbirth and symptoms last from 3 -14 months..In the absence of screening, postpartum depression is under diagnosed by primary care provider, including obstreticians.The global prevalence of postpartum depression has been estimated as 100150 per 1000 births.

Keywords: Postnatal Depression,



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