Theoretical Paper

Maternal Postpartum Depression: Diagnosis, Risk Factors and Intervention

Author: Gabriela Cristina Minescu
Titu Maiorescu University

Postpartum depression is a serious condition that has concerning implications on the health of both mother and child, also raising special considerations regarding diagnosis and treatment.

Therefore, the present paper has the goal of synthesizing the main information with respect to this disorder, by presenting some brief guidelines for setting properly the diagnostic of postpartum depression, identifying the potential risk factors for developing this condition, and understanding the most important aspects regarding pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic interventions.

Keywords: postpartum depression, mood change, diagnosis, pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy