Postnatal depression: A global public health perspective

  title={Postnatal depression: A global public health perspective},
  author={Palo Almond},
  journal={Perspectives in Public Health},
  pages={221 - 227}
  • P. Almond
  • Published 1 September 2009
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Perspectives in Public Health
The aim of this paper is to discuss whether or not postnatal depression is a global public health concern. Public health is the study of the morbidity, mortality and the cause and course of disease, at a population rather than an individual level. Public health is also concerned with examining factors that cause health inequalities. Postnatal depression is a mental and emotional condition that can affect women during the first postnatal year. Since the effects of postnatal depression are known… 

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