Prevalence and risk factors of postpartum depression in middle Eastern/Arab women

Amber Haque, Azimeh Namavar, Kelly Ann Breene

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    Abstract

    Minimal research is available on postpartum depression (PPD) in women from the Middle East/Arab countries. A literature search revealed only 21 empirical studies conducted in the Arab world in the last 20 years. This paper attempts to analyze the existing data for prevalence and risk factors associated with PPD in the target population. The results of review are discussed with implications for prevention and treatment.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)65-84
    Number of pages20
    JournalJournal of Muslim Mental Health
    Volume9
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Keywords

    • Arab women
    • Cultural considerations
    • Middle Eastern
    • Postpartum depression
    • Risk factors

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Health(social science)
    • Clinical Psychology
    • Psychiatry and Mental health

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