Barriers to Help-Seeking Behavior Among Women With Postpartum Depression


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Abstract

Postpartum depression affects approximately 900,000 women annually, but only approximately 6% of these women seek psychological help (Postpartum, Progress, 2016). This lack of help-seeking behavior must be addressed to decrease the negative effects of postpartum depression on maternal and infant outcomes. The purpose of this article is to describe the barriers that prevent women from seeking psychological help and provide suggestions to address these barriers.

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