Ads from Google:

Google ad
End of ad
Google Adsense ad
End of ads.

Cause of Post-Natal Depression, Depression after Childbirth

Abstract: Why are women prone to depression at and just after pregnancy?

Ducnguyen logo
psychologist Independent medical expert answers on psychiatry and psychology

Cause of Post-Natal Depression, Depression after Childbirth

Go the top of the page Top Forum iconDiscuss this Forum iconGet expert advice Printer Print
Written by: , lecturer of Psychiatry in the University of Ioannina Medical School, Greece. Eva Gerasi, postgraduate student in the Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital of Ioannina, Greece.
First version: 22 Jul 2008.
Latest revision: 30 Jul 2008.

Why are women prone to depression at and just after pregnancy?


The causes of postpartum depression are not very clear, but it is easy to see several potential causes operating in this case.

The time around childbirth is clearly one of immense biological upheaval, including rapid and sustained alteration in the endocrine environment (sudden increases in prolactin and decreases in oestrogens and progestagens - hormones associated with reproduction), culminating in a period of physical ordeal not unlike a major illness, with the threat of illness and even death for mother and child.

The arrival of a child, particularly the first, is not only a major change in a woman's lifestyle, in terms of altered roles and social networks, but also may bring to the surface dormant conflicts related to her own childhood so many years ago and is therefore a potent symbolic event.

Intelligent natural language question-answering in the area of psychology and psychiatry. Ask a simple question:
Local help Info
Google ad
End of ad
Disclaimer: The documents contained in this web site are presented for information purposes only. The material is in no way intended to replace professional medical care or attention by a qualified psychiatrist or psychotherapist. It can not and should not be used as a basis for diagnosis or choice of treatment. If you find anything wrong, please notify us at .
Go to top of page To top of page
Ducnguyen in other languages: Finnish German Greek Italian Polish Russian Swedish

bipolar-depr-ppd-caus Copyright 2003-2017 Ducnguyen
Copyright 2003-2017 Ducnguyen.
Ducnguyen was selected as finalist for the 2008 Stockholm Challenge Award
Translate Ducnguyen
We seek voluntary translators who are interested in translating Ducnguyen to new languages. We can provide the servers, and pay you 50 % of the income from ads on pages, which you have translated. We are especially interested in translators from German To English, From German, Swedish or English to French, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Finnish, Polish, Farsi, Russian.

Advertise here
Reach 300 000 visitors reading one million pages for a cost of 600 US $/month.

kamagra 100mg