Development of a universal psycho-educational intervention to prevent common postpartum mental disorders in primiparous women: A multiple method approach

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

29 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Prevention of postnatal mental disorders in women is an important component of comprehensive health service delivery because of the substantial potential benefits for population health. However, diverse approaches to prevention of postnatal depression have had limited success, possibly because anxiety and adjustment disorders are also problematic, mental health problems are multifactorially determined, and because relationships amongst psychosocial risk factors are complex and difficult to modify. The aim of this paper is to describe the development of a novel psycho-educational intervention to prevent postnatal mental disorders in mothers of firstborn infants.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 15
Number of pages15
JournalBMC Public Health
Volume10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Cite this