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Postnatal depression

01 April 2000

Mental Health Practice

CPD

Aims and intended learning outcomes The aim of this article is to examine the available research into mood disorders around the time of birth, and to consider how...

Understanding the needs of women with postnatal depression

21 July 2010

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article provides an overview of postnatal depression, including strategies to detect the disorder, suggested referral pathways and examples of evidence-based...

Improving perinatal mental health care

29 September 2004

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Pregnancy and the puerperium can bring many emotional, physical and social changes to the mother, her partner and the rest of the family. While many mothers find...

Co-ordinated care for women with postnatal depression

08 January 1997

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

In many cases, postnatal depression is not identified or treated early enough, often as a result of poor co-ordination between the health professionals involved....

Public health nurses in Finland help to prevent postnatal depression

01 February 2013

Primary Health Care

Art & Science

Aim The aim of the study was to investigate public health nurses’ interaction with families in the child health clinic setting where the mother is at risk of...

Investigation into the effectiveness of a primary care psychology group for postnatal depression and anxiety

09 December 2016

Mental Health Practice

Evidence & practice

The aim of this service evaluation was to assess the effectiveness of a cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) group in primary care for women with postnatal depression...

Professionals’ knowledge of perinatal mental health care

01 December 2009

Mental Health Practice

Feature

NHS West Midlands commissioned a project to explore perinatal mental health services. There were no clear indicators that health professionals were using established...

Catch me when i fall

09 January 2007

Nursing Standard

General article

One in six women experience maternity-related mental health problems, according to latest reports. But services to help prevent and treat these problems are in short...

Pressure to deliver

16 January 2008

Nursing Standard

Feature

Far from being a joyous time, for many women pregnancy is associated with stress, according to recent research.

Paternal postnatal depression: an overview for primary healthcare professionals

28 June 2016

Primary Health Care

Evidence & practice

Over the past three decades, there has been growing awareness and concern about the burden of ill-health experienced by men. Research has shown that fatherhood has a...