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RevistaGinecologia8(27)16-19(2020)
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Perinatal depression

N Gică, A Duminică, C Gică, R Botezatu, AM Panaitescu, G Peltecu, G Iancu


Rezumat: Perinatal depression is considered one of the most important topics of the new insights in obstetrics and affects 13% of women during pregnancy or in the first year after delivery, leading to important changes in the mother’s life or her family. Objective and methodology. To review the literature on perinatal depression, including diagnosis, complications and treatment. We searched PubMed, Medline and medical texts pertaining to perinatal depression up to January 2019. Results. Validated scales such as Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale and clinical criteria approved by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V (DSM-V) are used to obtain a proper diagnosis. The consequences of untreated perinatal depression can be devastating, affecting both the mother and the child. Despite the fact that there are still drawbacks regarding diagnosis and treatment, it is recommended that all pregnant women be screened at least once during the perinatal period, using accepted and validated tools.
Cuvinte cheie: depression, pregnancy, complications, risk factors.

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