Title

Postpartum affective disorders: the manias and depression of childbirth

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

1-1-1981

NLM Title Abbreviation

Nurs Forum

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Nursing forum

PubMed ID

6764256

Abstract

Care offered to women with post-partum affective disorders is crucial to their present and future self-concept and their ability to bond with their infant. Nurses working in obstetrical units are becoming more aware of facilitating the natural bonding process and the staffs of psychiatric/mental health professionals also need to take this into account when working with mothers experiencing post-partum affective disorders. Currently there is much exciting basic research in post-partum illnesses and, it is hoped, in the future women will not have to endure extensive emotional trauma during the post-partum period. Meanwhile, it behooves nurses to help affected women and their families to cope with their experiences in the most productive, guilt-free manner.

Keywords

Adaptation, Psychological, Affective Disorders, Psychotic/etiology/psychology/therapy, Affective Symptoms, Ambulatory Care, Bipolar Disorder/psychology, Depressive Disorder/psychology, Female, Hormones/physiology, Hospitalization, Humans, Nursing Assessment, Pregnancy, Puerperal Disorders/psychology

Published Article/Book Citation

Nursing forum, 20:3 (1981) pp.296-317.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/496