Major depressive disorder (MDD) that recurs or has its onset in the postpartum period
May also occur in mothers adopting a baby or in fathers
Postpartum depression (PPD) is similar to ...
Decreased interest in formerly compelling or pleasurable activities
Guilt, low self-esteem
Assess for the presence of suicidal ideation.
Assess for the presence of homicidal ideation and thoughts of harming the baby (infanticide).
Suicidal ideation, homicidal ideatio...
Collaborative care approach, including primary care visits and case manager follow-ups
Consultation with the infant’s doctor, particularly if the...
Becker M, Weinberger T, Chandy Aet al. Depression During Pregnancy and Postpartum. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2016;18(3):32. [View Abstract on OvidMedline]
Edinburgh Postnatal Depres...
F53 Puerperal psychosis
O90.6 Postpartum mood disturbance
648.44 Mental disorders of mother, postpartum condition or complication
648.42 Mental disorders of mother, delivered, with mention...
PPD is a common, debilitating medical condition that impairs a mother’s ability to function and interact with her infant and family.
Universal screening for depression is recommended du...
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