Postpartum depression and culture: Pesado Corazon.

  title={Postpartum depression and culture: Pesado Corazon.},
  author={Lynn Clark Callister and Renea L. Beckstrand and Cheryl A Corbett},
  journal={MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={254-61; quiz 261-3}
The purpose of this article is to describe what the literature has shown about postpartum depression (PPD) in culturally diverse women. The majority of qualitative studies done with women identified as having PPD have been conducted with Western women, with the second largest group focusing on Chinese women. This article reviews the qualitative studies in the literature and discusses how the management of PPD in technocentric and ethnokinship cultures differs. Social support has been shown to… CONTINUE READING