FREQUENCY OF POSTNATAL DEPRESSION AT A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL

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Fauzia Afridi
Irum Batool
Sidra Jabbar
Lubna Hassan
Khawaga Shinwari

Abstract

Objectives: To determine frequency of postnatal depression, among patients presenting at a tertiary care hospital in Peshawar.
Materials and Methods: This study was conducted at Obstetrics and Gynecology Department, Post-graduate Medical Institute, Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar from September 2010 to March 2011. This was a cross sectional (descriptive) study on 133 patients who were 6-12 weeks postnatal. Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) was used to detect postnatal depression.
Results: In this study, out of 133 participants, Post natal depression was found in 40 subjects, based on EPDS score of >12, resulting in prevalence of 30%.
Conclusion: Postpartum depression is a substantial clinical, economic and social problem which mostly goes unrecognized unless routine screening in postpartum period is performed.

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Afridi, F., Batool, I., Jabbar, S., Hassan, L., & Shinwari, K. (2014). FREQUENCY OF POSTNATAL DEPRESSION AT A TERTIARY CARE HOSPITAL. Journal of Medical Sciences, 22(1), 35–38. Retrieved from https://jmedsci.com/index.php/Jmedsci/article/view/67
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