Journal of Womens Health, Issues and Care ISSN: 2325-9795

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Research Article, J Womens Health Issues Care Vol: 1 Issue: 1

Postpartum Depression: Prevalence and Associated Factors among Women in India

Supriya Hegde1, KS Latha1, Sripathy M Bhat1, P.S.V.N. Sharma1, Asha Kamath2 and Avinash K. Shetty3*
1Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
2Community Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
3Department of Pediatrics, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Corresponding author : Avinash K. Shetty
MD, Department of Pediatrics, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard, Winston-Salem, NC 271257, USA,
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Received: July 21, 2012 Accepted: September 1, 2012 Published: September 17, 2012
Citation: Hegde S, Latha KS, Bhat SM , Sharma PSVN, Kamath A, et al. (2012) Postpartum Depression: Prevalence and Associated Factors among Women in India. J Womens Health, Issues Care 1:1. doi:10.4172/2325-9795.1000101

Abstract

Postpartum Depression: Prevalence and Associated Factors among Women in India

Postpartum depression is a major public health problem in both resource-rich and resource-limited countries. Postpartum depression affects 10-15% of mothers in resource-rich settings. In contrast, the prevalence ranges from 11% to 42% in resource-limited settings. Studies have identified many psychosocial and biologic risk factors associated with PPD. The determinants of postpartum depression in resource-rich and resource-limited settings share themes cross-culturally.

Keywords: Postpartum depression; Prevalence; Risk factors; India

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