Postpartum depression (PPD) is a social problem that affects as many as 1 out of 8 women in the United States. Though this mental illness is not a cause and effect phenomena, there are risk factors that increase the likelihood of a mother experiencing PPD. Some risks include hormonal fluctuations, family history of mental health conditions, sleeping patterns, and birth experience. This mental health condition can be an isolating experience due to the stigma associated with maternal depression. Due to this, it is essential to develop a PPD support group to help decrease PPD symptoms, increase coping skills, and expand social support networks. With funds provided by Hearst Foundation, the objective of this grant proposal was to provide an evidence-based support group at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital Health for prenatal and within a year postpartum women experiencing PPD. The actual submission and funding of this grant were not required for the successful completion of the project.
|Commitee:||Brocato, Jo, Potts, Marilyn|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 56/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Depression, Grant, Postpartum, Support, Women|
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