Chapter 3. Depression throughout the Adult Female Life Cycle

  1. Lynne Walsh MSc, BSc (Hons) RMN, RGN, RNT Dip Prof Practice, Cert Ed, Cert Health Promotion Lecturer

Published Online: 4 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470749739.ch3

Depression Care across the Lifespan

Depression Care across the Lifespan

How to Cite

Walsh, L. (2009) Depression throughout the Adult Female Life Cycle, in Depression Care across the Lifespan, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470749739.ch3

Author Information

  1. School of Health Science, Swansea University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470517727

Online ISBN: 9780470749739

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Keywords:

  • depression throughout adult female life cycle;
  • premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder;
  • depression in pregnancy;
  • anxiety and depression during pregnancy;
  • postpartum depression;
  • trans-cultural studies;
  • predicting risk of postnatal depression;
  • learning disabilities and menopause;
  • importance of attaining correct diagnosis for PMS and PMDD;
  • recognizing postpartum depression

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder

  • Diagnosis of premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder

  • Depression in pregnancy

  • Anxiety and depression during pregnancy

  • Postpartum depression

  • Trans-cultural studies

  • Predicting risk of postnatal depression

  • Puerperal psychosis

  • Depression related to the menopause

  • Learning disabilities and the menopause

  • Conclusion

  • Reflection and discussion

  • References