| Published: June 30, 2019
A Critical Evaluation of Emotional Regulation and Suicidal Ideation on Postpartum Depression
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.
This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
© 2019, P Solanki and R K Sharma
Received: May 05, 2019; Revision Received: June 27, 2019; Accepted: June 30, 2019
Published in Volume 07, Issue 2, April-June, 2019