Strelow, Brittany MPAS, PA-C; Fellows, Nicole MPAS, PA-C; Fink, Stephanie R. MPAS, PA-C; O'Laughlin, Danielle J. MPAS, PA-C; Radke, Gladys MPAS, PA-C; Stevens, Joy MPAS, PA-C; Tweedy, Johanna M. APRN, CNP, DNP
Journal of the American Academy of PAs: March 2018 - Volume 31 - Issue 3 - p 15–18
CME: Women's Health
Postpartum depression, which affects 10% to 20% of women in the United States, can significantly harm the health and quality of life for mother, child, and family. This article reviews the risk factors, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of postpartum depression with specific focus on women of advanced maternal age.