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Postpartum PTSD: Beyond Postpartum Depression in Maternal Mental Health

May 12, 2017

Most people consider maternal mental health to be synonymous with postpartum depression. However, there are many other similar disorders, collectively described as perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). One such disorder is postpartum post-traumatic stress disorder. While PTSD as a whole used to be characterized as an anxiety disorder in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), it is now in a new chapter in DSM-V titled “Trauma- and Stress-Related Disorders.” 

NYMC Faculty: Ami S. Baxi M.D., instructor of psychiatry & behavioral sciences

Source: Psychiatry Advisor