Cognitive Behavioral Therapies Master of Science Program
Department of Psychology & Psychotherapy; Titu Maiorescu University

Maternal Postpartum Depression: Diagnosis, Risk Factors and Intervention

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