Postpartum Depression and Its Peculiarities
However, the feeling of guilt and worry about the inability to care for their babies is usually the major cause why females may feel depressed in the period that is commonly expected to be the happiest in every mother’s life (Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care [IQEHC]). The major peculiarity of PPD in terms of its adverse effects is that it is detrimental to both the mother and the newborn child. For this reason, prevention and timely treatment of the condition are of great importance. To understand various PPD-related issues more deeply, multiple factors contributing to PPD, its effects, and possible treatment methods will be reviewed in detail in the following paragraphs.