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Special Issue "Postpartum Depression: Current Status and Future Directions"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 16 November 2023 | Viewed by 238

Special Issue Editors

Department of Mother and Child Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, 60-535 Poznań, Poland
Interests: women health
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Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics Didactics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Warsaw Medical University, 00-581 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: depression; pregnancy; woman; newborn; psychosis; puerperium; childbirth; mental disorders; emotional bond; mental toughness

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Numerous clinical observations indicate that adaptation to tasks assigned to parental functions is not always easy. The time after birth brings expected joy to most women, but some women experience problems and even emotional disorders. Because motherhood is associated with rapid changes, it is considered a stressful life event. There is a lot of evidence that the perinatal period is conducive to the occurrence of emotional disorders, ranging from depression and anxiety during pregnancy, postpartum depression and post-traumatic stress, to psychosis.

This Special Issue entitled “Postpartum Depression: Current Status and Future Directions” will present research in various fields related to the reproductive and mental health of women and men, with particular emphasis on the so-called interdisciplinary obstetric and psychological aspect, solving such problems as:

  • The problem of depression during pregnancy and after childbirth;
  • The impact of the course of childbirth on the mental state of women;
  • The impact of mental illness on the course of pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period;
  • Screening for depression and other mental disorders in the perinatal period;
  • Psychosocial toughness of women and men;
  • Perinatal depression among men;
  • Resources of women in the period of procreation;
  • Maternity and mental health challenges;
  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental state of women in the perinatal period;
  • Establishing a bond between the child and parents;
  • The impact of parents' mental disorders on the child's health;
  • Attachment styles and their impact on functioning;

IJERPH provides a forum for discussion and knowledge in these multidisciplinary fields. Please consider publishing your research in such a high-quality, peer-reviewed open access journal.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023

Dr. Beata Katarzyna Pięta
Dr. Grażyna Bączek
Guest Editors

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  • depression
  • pregnancy
  • woman
  • newborn
  • psychosis
  • puerperium
  • childbirth
  • mental disorders
  • emotional bond
  • mental toughness

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