Cross-Cultural Approach of Postpartum Depression: Manifestation, Practices Applied, Risk Factors and Therapeutic Interventions

@article{Evagorou2015CrossCulturalAO,
  title={Cross-Cultural Approach of Postpartum Depression: Manifestation, Practices Applied, Risk Factors and Therapeutic Interventions},
  author={Olympia Evagorou and Aikaterini Arvaniti and Maria A Samakouri},
  journal={Psychiatric Quarterly},
  year={2015},
  volume={87},
  pages={129-154}
}
It is a well known fact that postpartum depression (PPD) is a global phenomenon that women may experience, regardless of cultural identity and beliefs. This literature review presents the cultural beliefs and postnatal practices around the world, in each continent and people’s origins, looking through the extent to which they contribute positively or negatively to the onset of the disease. 106 articles were used in this research, through a systematic electronic search of Pubmed (Medline) and… Expand
Prevalence of postpartum depressive symptoms in a multiethnic population and the role of ethnicity and integration.
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The findings suggest that clinicians should be aware of the increased risk of new cases of PPDS among ethnic minorities compared to Western European women and offer evidence-based care accordingly. Expand
Depression and Domestic Violence Experiences Among Asian Women: A Systematic Review
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The findings of the review unequivocally shows the association between domestic violence and PPD and recommends that healthcare workers be trained to recognize and support the women who are vulnerable to violence and depression during pregnancy and postpartum. Expand
Risk factors for postpartum depression: An evidence-based systematic review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
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Thirteen risk factors were identified, but five factors still controversial due to the insufficient of the evidence are still controversial, and skin-to-skin care and some nutrition related factors are protective factors against PPD. Expand
Acculturation and Postpartum Depressive Symptoms among Hispanic Women in the United States: Systematic Review
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Higher levels of acculturation were related to higher risk of postpartum depressive symptoms in Hispanic women living in the United States, and nurses should have an understanding of stressors of immigrant women to guide their assessment and screening for postpartums depressive symptoms and make appropriate referrals. Expand
Postpartum Depression in Women Refugees/Asylum Seekers- Recognition and Coping Strategies
Immigrant families form a quickly changing multicultural context in many European countries and particularly in Greece. This study is a narrative review regarding postpartum depression within theExpand
Investigation of the relationship of perceived social support and spiritual well-being with postpartum depression
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It is suggested that perceived social support and SWB have an important role in low depressive symptom in mothers during postpartum, and can help health-care professionals to pay much attention to social supportand SWB as a protective factor against post partum depression in postpartums or pregnancy care programs. Expand
Prevalence and risk factors of postpartum depression in the Middle East: a systematic review and meta–analysis
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The prevalence of post partum depression in the Middle East was higher than other regions of the world and it might be necessary to integrate mental health with maternal health care in clinical practice during the postpartum. Expand
Postpartum depression among Arab and Jewish women in Israel: Ethnic inequalities and risk factors.
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Ethnic inequalities in the prevalence of, and risk factors for PPD in Israel that should be considered in health planning and policymaking are indicated. Expand
Postpartum Depression Effects, Risk Factors and Interventions: A Review
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This review involved a literature search on postpartum depression effects, risk factors and interventions on Pubmed and PsycInfo and found that antidepressants have been rarely studied in contrast to cognitive behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy, and mother-infant psychotherapy and biochemical interventions including oxytocin. Expand
Peripartum Depression, Traditional Culture, and Israeli Society.
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The cases of Israeli women who are affiliated with traditional cultural groups that emphasize reproduction but developed PPD after childbirth suggest a complex relationship between traditional cultures and PPD, including the possibility that cultural factors may have both adaptive and maladaptive consequences. Expand
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Exemplary interventions for culturally diverse women suffering from PPD are examined and it is clear that additional research is needed to develop models for culturally competent interventions for PPD in culturally diverseWomen and to document the outcomes of such interventions. Expand
Transcultural Analysis of Postpartum Depression
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It is demonstrated that, although PPD is an experience that women in all cultures experience, the underlying cause for this malady in non-Western cultures is not attributed to biologic causes, and treatment is not generally based on a Western medical model. Expand
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Health care professionals should be aware that the phenomenon in Asian cultures is as prevalent as European cultures, and further research needs to be conducted on the global prevalence of the experiences of childbearing women with depressive symptoms. Expand
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The authors examined the literature to describe cultural postpartum traditions, to explore possible relationships among practices and PPD prevalence, to critique the culture-bound theory, and to discuss clinical practice implications. Expand
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The prevalence of postpartum depression in Asian countries ranged from 3.5% to 63.3% where Malaysia and Pakistan had the lowest and highest, respectively, with implications for clinical practice. Expand
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The prevalence rates of postpartum psychiatric morbidity and its risk factors in this Arab culture are similar to the results obtained in numerous previous studies in industrialised countries, and have implications for the early detection and care of women at risk for post partum depression. Expand
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There are several unique culturally related issues that clinicians treating pregnant and postpartum Asian women should be aware as they contribute to an increased risk of depression in these women. Expand
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The widely cited mean prevalence of PPD-10-15% is not representative of the actual global prevalence and magnitude of the problem, due to the wide range of reports. Expand
What does Chilean research tell us about postpartum depression (PPD)?
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It is hypothesized that the higher prevalence of postpartum depression (PPD) in Chilean women from lower socioeconomic status is the result of pre-existing depression and is not caused by more new cases of the illness. Expand
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