Gynecology, Obstetrics and Perinatology

Post-partum depression: a new view of the problem

Post-partum depression arises following pregnancy and childbirth, it is a severe disorder threatening the wellbeing of both mother and baby. In the affected families, there is a higher risk of the child’s impaired emotional, social and cognitive development. Post-partum depression is one of the most common complications of the postnatal period. The disease prevalence varies from 6.5 to 12.9% and more in countries with low and middle levels of income and life. We analysed 62 Russian and worldwide literature sources published in the PubMed, Google Scholar databases and in Russian medical periodicals over the period 2002–2017 on this theme, we also translated the original Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. This systematic review presents current ideas of the causes of postpartum depressions, methods of treatment and prevention.
Key words: arterial hypertension, pregnancy, depression, gut microbiota, complicated pregnancy, suicidal condition, Edinburgh scale.

For citation: Ignatko I.V., Kinkul’kina M.A., Florova V.S., Skandaryan А.А., Kukina P.I., Matsneva I.A., Pereverzina N.O., Smirnova A.V. Post-partum depression: a new view of the problem. Vopr. ginekol. akus. perinatol. (Gynecology, Obstetrics and Perinatology). 2018; 17(1): 45–53. (In Russian). 
DOI: 10.20953/1726-1678-2018-1-45-53