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| Published: June 30, 2019

A Critical Evaluation of Emotional Regulation and Suicidal Ideation on Postpartum Depression

Ms. Pallavi Solanki

MPhil in Clinical Psychology Scholar, Department of Clinical Psychology, Amity University. Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Rajendra K Sharma

Associate Professor & Head, Department of Clinical Psychology, Amity University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.112/20190702

DOI: 10.25215/0702.112


Postpartum depression, according to ICD-10, postnatal depression is depressive disorder within 6 weeks of delivery.  “Emotion regulation” is a term typically used to explain someone’s capacity to successfully manage and reaction to an emotional stimuli and “Suicidal ideation” implies needing to take your own life or contemplating suicide. In this study, our aim was to investigate the relationship between postpartum depression, emotional regulation and suicidal ideation in an outpatient and inpatient Hospital setting. In this study, 250 women 4 weeks postpartum were screened for Depression with Edinburgh postnatal depression scale (EPDS) and the women with positive screening were further assessed for emotional regulation with Difficulties in emotional regulation scale (DERS) and suicidal ideation with .Beck suicidal ideation scale (BSS). Results indicate that there is a significant  positive relationship between Postpartum depression emotional regulation and suicidal ideation. These findings suggest that emotional regulation strategies, suicidal ideation and depression of women postpartum directly affect each other.

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ISSN 2349-3429



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Published in   Volume 07, Issue 2, April-June, 2019