North American Journal of Medical Sciences

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 232--236

Perspective of postpartum depression theories: A narrative literature review


Fatemeh Abdollahi1, Munn-Sann Lye2, Mehran Zarghami3 
1 Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
2 Department of Community Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia
3 Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Addiction Institute, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Mehran Zarghami
Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Addiction Institute, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari
Iran

Postpartum depression is the most prevalent emotional problem during a women«SQ»s lifespan. Untreated postpartum depression may lead to several consequences such as child, infant, fetal, and maternal effects. The main purpose of this article is to briefly describe different theoretical perspectives of postpartum depression. A literature search was conducted in Psych Info, PubMed, and Science Direct between 1950 and 2015. Additional articles and book chapters were referenced from these sources. Different theories were suggested for developing postpartum depression. Three theories, namely, biological, psychosocial, and evolutionary were discussed. One theory or combinations of psychosocial, biological, and evolutionary theories were considered for postpartum depression. The most important factor that makes clinicians«SQ» choice of intervention is their theoretical perspectives. Healthcare providers and physicians should help women to make informed choices regarding their treatment based on related theories.


How to cite this article:
Abdollahi F, Lye MS, Zarghami M. Perspective of postpartum depression theories: A narrative literature review.North Am J Med Sci 2016;8:232-236


How to cite this URL:
Abdollahi F, Lye MS, Zarghami M. Perspective of postpartum depression theories: A narrative literature review. North Am J Med Sci [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Aug 25 ];8:232-236
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