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PTSD after childbirth: Early detection and treatment

Zauderer, Cheryl R. PhD, CNM, NPP

Nurse Practitioner:
doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000425827.90435.e1
Feature: STRESS DISORDER
Abstract

Abstract: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following childbirth may be diagnosed as postpartum depression. With a thorough assessment, women with this condition can be diagnosed correctly and receive appropriate treatment, promoting a better outcome for both mother and baby.

In Brief

Posttraumatic stress disorder following childbirth may be diagnosed as postpartum depression. With a thorough assessment, women with this condition can be diagnosed correctly and receive appropriate treatment, promoting a better outcome for both mother and baby.

Author Information

Cheryl R. Zauderer is an assistant professor at the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, N.Y.

The author has disclosed that she has no financial relationships related to this article.

© 2014 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins