Journal article

Postpartum maternal distress: a multidimensional illness requiring a multilevel, multidiscipline response

Angela E Elliott, Peter C Elliott, Roger Cook

Australian Journal of Primary Health | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2020

Abstract

Australia's federal, state, territory and local governments all have responsibilities, often overlapping, for policy and delivery of primary mental health care to postpartum women. Identification and treatment of postpartum distress is carried out by a broad range of professionals from diverse disciplines. Although there is evidence to show that anxiety and stress are important aspects of postpartum distress, substantially greater emphasis has been given to identification and treatment of depression. In addition, relatively little attention has been given to incorporating positive and negative social experiences in healthcare policy and practice. This study aimed to extend the postpartum lit..

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