aetiology and pathophysiology of postnatal depression

  1. Was wondering if anyone could help me understand the aetiology and pathophysiology of postnatal depression, have been stuck on it for a while now.

    I discussed aetiology being about the dramatic changes that occur in the levels of steroid & peptide hormones and can be related to mood disorders. But im not unsure if it falls under the pathophysiology of the disorder.

    Very stuck and would appreciate any help!
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    Joined: Mar '18; Posts: 2
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  3. by   sallyrnrrt
    Unfortunately, because Og terms of service we can not offer medical/ nursing advice

    please seek input from your obgyn, and or PMP
    best wishes
    Last edit by sallyrnrrt on Mar 21 : Reason: Text
  4. by   meanmaryjean
    Quote from sallyrnrrt
    Unfortunately, because Og terms of service we can not offer medical/ nursing advice

    please seek input from your obgyn, and or PMP
    best wishes
    I do not think OP is asking for personal advice. I think he/she is a student trying to get a handle on the disorder for a care plan or paper. Is that correct OP?
  5. by   jordnewm
    I'm a student nurse, and was just unsure. I'm currently doing a case study and think I'm heading in the wrong direction answering my questions
    If that's against guidelines I understand
    Thanks in advance
  6. by   sirI
    Hello jordnewm and welcome to allnurses.com

    We moved your thread to the Nursing Student Assistance forum for the best reply.

    Good luck with your Case Study and we hope you enjoy allnurses.com.

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