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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 3
First page : ( 249) Last page : ( 252)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2018.00055.0

Perinatal Mood Disorder

Mrs. Jothi V Arul1,*, Dr. Devi C G2

1Associate Professor, Hind Institute of Medical Sciences, School and College of Nursing, Mau, Atariya, Sitapur, UP

2Principal, Hind Institute of Medical Sciences, School and College of Nursing, Mau, Atariya, Sitapur, UP

*Corresponding Author E-mail: aruljothitrk@gmail.com

Online published on 31 October, 2018.


Pregnancy is a major physiological, as well as psychological event. Women of every culture, age, income level and different races are vulnerable to mood instability. During reproductive transition can develop perinatal mood disorder experiencing depression or anxiety, while pregnant and exposure of the fetus to these maternal mood disorders may lead to long-term emotional and behavioral problems in the offspring. Women find themselves not able to cope with additional demands of pregnancy. Mental health problems during pregnancy and postpartum periods are one of the alarming health issue among women. One in three to one in five women in developing countries, one in ten in developed countries, have a significant mental health problem during pregnancy and after childbirth. Right from the registration of pregnancy at health care centre, the assessment of psychological state must be initiated along with physical and physiological evaluation. Psychosocial assessment of all pregnant women is an integral part of good antenatal care. Timely intervention may help to prevent the consequent adverse effects on the child and family.



Perinatal mood disorder, transition, psychological assessment.


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