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| Published: January 30, 2017

Depression during Pregnancy and Postpartum Period among Women

Ms. Puja Kumari

Research Scholar, Department of Psychology, HP University, Summer Hills, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Gayatri Raina

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, HP University, Summer Hills, Shimla, H.P., Himachal Pradesh, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.038/20170402

DOI: 10.25215/0402.038

ABSTRACT

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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Ms. Puja Kumari @ pujuaa@gmail.com

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

DIP: 18.01.038/20170402

DOI: 10.25215/0402.038

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Published in   Volume 04, Issue 2, January-March, 2017

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