CME on: Postpartum Depression

A CME on: Postpartum Depression(PPD) was conducted by Mrs.Nimisha sadanandan,Assistant Professor,Department of pathology on 17/11/2022 at 12pm to 1pm in ASPS seminar hall.

              This session focused on postpartum depression a very serious condition a women might experience after delivery. Having a baby is big life event,and is natural to experience a range of emotions and reactions during and after pregnancy. But if they start to have too much impact on how you live your life you might be experiencing a mental health problem. Around one in five women will experience a mental health problem during pregnancy or in the first year after giving birth. Postnatal depression is common mental health problem and is a type of depression that many parents experience after having a baby. Post partum depression is found across the globe ,with rates varying from 11%to42%.

        Symptoms may include sadness,low energy,changes in sleeping and eating patterns,reduced desire for sex,crying episodes,anxiety and irritability. The symptoms are more intense and long lasting eventually impacting a mother’s ability to care for her baby.The cause of PPD is not well understood.hormonal changes ,genetics and major life events have been hypothesized as potential causes.

     Evidence found that psychosocial or psychological intervention after childbirth helped reduces the risk of postnatal depression ,including home visits,telephone based peer support,and interpersonal psychotherapy. A major part of prevention is being informed about the risk factors,and the medical community can play a key role in identifying and treating postpartum depression

    This session was inaugurated by Mr.Sreejith M Nair, Principal of ASPS. Miss.Ameena Saliha, student fourth year delivered the welcome notes and the vote of thanks was proposed by Miss.Gopika Assistant Professor ,Department of Biochemistry.

More than 120 participants including students and staff attended the session.