(PND) is a form of depression that can affect either parent, mums and dads, in the first year of their baby's life.
Dr Judy Shakespeare, spokeswoman for perinatal mental health for the Royal College of GPs, said: "Physical activity has numerous benefits for all patients' physical and mental health, so it's not surprising that this study has found it to have a positive effect on reducing some perinatal mental health issues, such as postnatal depression
, in new mothers.
Meanwhile a separate study published in the same journal examined women's experiences with seeking help for postnatal depression
But before you accept you are suffering from postnatal depression
, you can't see it.
Due to the vague and somatic presentation of postnatal depression
patients to their doctors, the underlying diagnosis is often missed.
Charlotte said she had met a woman who was forced to travel 200 miles to London to receive treatment for severe postnatal depression
To assess the existing knowledge of staff nurses regarding postnatal depression
Keywords: Postnatal Depression
, Postnatal Blues, Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Blues
Interventions for mothers with postnatal depression
can improve parenting behaviors, according to the research review by Beth L.
It also discovered that the greater the difficulty or pain experienced the greater the risk of postnatal depression
These figures are consistent with those internationally--a large meta-analysis of 59 international studies concluded that the international prevalence rate of postnatal depression
was 13 per cent (O'Hara et al, 1996).
Screening for postnatal depression
has not been given importance in maternal health programs in India.