| Published: January 30, 2017
Depression during Pregnancy and Postpartum Period among Women
Depression during pregnancy and postpartum period affect women drastically. The present work evaluated depression during pregnancy and postpartum period among women of Shimla town, Himachal Pradesh. Eighty women were contacted during their third trimester of pregnancy and again during their one month postpartum period. Depression was assessed with Zung Self- Rating Depression Scale. t-Test was applied to see the difference between the level of depression during third trimester of pregnancy and postpartum period. The result revealed that depression was higher during third trimester of pregnancy as compared to postpartum period among women although the difference failed to reach the level of significance.
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© 2017 Kumari P, Raina G
Received: December 30, 2016; Revision Received: January 20, 2017; Accepted: January 30, 2017
Published in Volume 04, Issue 2, January-March, 2017