Telling the difference: identifying maternal mental disorders
Pregnancy and giving birth can be a stressful time, and it is common for women to feel down or anxious. In fact, many women feel emotional just after childbirth, and this is commonly known as the ‘baby blues’.
Telling the difference between the normal emotions many women experience after having a baby and symptoms that indicate the start of postpartum depression or other mental health disorders is difficult.
Our Maternal Mental Health Handbook helps to identify signs and symptoms of mental illness, types of mental illness that can occur during the perinatal period and cultural expressions of mental illness and distress.
Read the Maternal Mental Illness chapter here